Commerce. the business of purchasing and collecting accounts receivable or of advancing cash on the basis of accounts receivable.
the act or process of separating an equation, formula, cryptogram, etc., into its component parts.
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How to use factoring in a sentence
factoring is a hard problem because all current methods seek the answer via “brute force,” checking the astronomical number of possibilities one by one by one.The 50-year-old problem that eludes theoretical computer science | Siobhan Roberts | October 27, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
Those miserable results and the factoring in of known unknowns might explain advertisers’ resistance to buying into the Big Buy.
Back when Roman Polanski won for The Pianist, did you feel the same way about not factoring in sexual matters?An Oscar Voter Spills Secrets on Woodygate, Wolfgate, and Awards Scandals | Michael Musto | February 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Like it or not, though, race is sure to keep factoring into the discussion.George Zimmerman Lawyer Calls Brother’s Racist Tirade ‘Inappropriate’ | Winston Ross | March 27, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Synagogues were counted by factoring both the number in that same ASARB report and also the number listed on Citysearch.com.
British Dictionary definitions for factoring
the business of a factor
the business of purchasing debts from clients at a discount and making a profit from their collection
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