### Definition of Factoring

1. Noun. (mathematics) the resolution of an entity into factors such that when multiplied together they give the original entity.

Exact synonyms: Factorisation, Factorization
Generic synonyms: Resolution, Resolving
Category relationships: Math, Mathematics, Maths
Derivative terms: Factor, Factor, Factorise, Factor, Factorize

### Definition of Factoring

1. n. The act of resolving into factors.

### Definition of Factoring

1. Noun. A financial transaction whereby a business sells its accounts receivable to a third party (called a factor) at a discount. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of factor) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

### Medical Definition of Factoring

1. The act of resolving into factors. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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### Literary usage of Factoring

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1. The Teaching of Mathematics in the Elementary and the Secondary School by Jacob William Albert Young (1906)
"The subject of factoring is important, but it is not treated best by ... Time may be more profitably spent than on elaborate rules for factoring cases which ..."

2. Elementary Algebra: First[-second] Year Course by Florian Cajori, Letitia Rebekah Odell (1915)
"This inverse operation is called factoring ; x + 2 у and ж — 2 у are called factors of x2 ... In this chapter we enter upon a fuller treatment of factoring. ..."

3. The Teaching of Mathematics in Secondary Schools by Arthur Schultze (1912)
"factoring When to study factoring. — Since each mode of factoring is based upon a method of multiplication, students will most readily discover a method ..."

4. Complete Arithmetic by Bruce Mervellon Watson, Charles Edward White (1911)
"To determine the method of evolution by factoring, and the reason for it, ... The square root of a perfect square may be found by factoring the square and ..."

5. First-year Mathematics for Secondary Schools by George William Myers, William Rockwell Wickes, Ernst Rudolf Breslich, Harris Franklin MacNeish, Ernest August Wreidt (1907)
"Uses of factoring in Solving Equations The following problems illustrate the use of factoring in the solution of equations: 1. ..."

6. Psychologic Method in Teaching by William Arch McKeever (1909)
"This discussion is already too extended to warrant a detailed consideration of the matter, but it is hoped that a clue to successful work in factoring has ..."

7. Elementary Algebra by Herbert Ellsworth Slaught, Nels Johann Lennes (1915)
"CHAPTER VIII EQUATIONS SOLVED BY factoring 116. Quadratic Equations. The equations solved in the preceding chapters have all been of the first degree, ..."

8. The Philosophy of Arithmetic as Developed from the Three Fundamental by Edward Brooks (1880)
"In Composition we have given the factors to find the number; in factoring we have given the number to find the factors. Composition is a synthetic process; ..."