Factors

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1.

Financial companies that purchase or manage other companies’ receivables.


2. Maths.

Inputs to a calculation process, for example Discount factors.


3.

More generally, inputs to a decision process, which may or may not be expressly quantified.


4. Economics.

Factors of production.


5.

Intermediary distributors of spare parts and accessories.

Especially in the motor industry.


6. Maths.

The factors of a number are numbers which, when multiplied together, produce the original number.

For example, the factors of 3 are 1 and 3:

1 x 3 = 3.


Taking another example, the factors of 12 are 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 12:

1 x 12 = 12;

2 x 6 = 12; and

3 x 4 = 12.


See also