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factoringnoun [U]

 us   /ˈfæk·tər·ɪŋ/
  • factoring noun [U] (NUMBER)

algebra the process by which a number or variable is written as a product of two or more terms (= numbers or symbols)
factoring completely
Factoring completely is the process of factoring a number until no other factors can be found.
(Definition of factoring from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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factoringnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈfæktərɪŋ/ (also invoice factoring) FINANCE
a situation in which a company buys the right to collect payments and debts owed to another company and charges for doing this: You can decrease the burden of unpaid debts by selling those debts to a factoring service.
(Definition of factoring from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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