# factor augmenting

## Definition

### Economics

- Said of a technological change or
__technological difference__if production functions differ by scaling of a factor input only:*F*^{2}(*V*_{1},*V*_{2})=*F*^{1}(l*V*_{1},*V*_{2}), where*F*^{1}(·) and*F*^{2}(·) are the production functions being compared,*V*_{1}is the factor being augmented,*V*_{2}is a vector of all other factor inputs, and l is a constant.