least common multiple
noun Date: 1823 1. the smallest common multiple of two or more numbers 2. the common multiple of lowest degree of two or more polynomials

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  • least common multiple — Multiple Mul ti*ple, n. (Math.) A quantity containing another quantity an integral number of times without a remainder. [1913 Webster] Note: A {common multiple} of two or more numbers contains each of them a number of times exactly; thus, 24 is a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • least common multiple — n. the smallest positive whole number that is exactly divisible by two or more given whole numbers [the least common multiple of 4, 5, and 10 is 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • least common multiple — n. the smallest positive whole number that is exactly divisible by two or more given whole numbers [the least common multiple of 4, 5, and 10 is 20] …   English World dictionary

  • least common multiple — (LCM) lowest common multiple, lowest multiple that is shared among a given set of numbers …   English contemporary dictionary

  • least common multiple — least ,common multiple noun count AMERICAN the lowest number that can be divided by all the numbers in a set …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Least common multiple — In arithmetic and number theory, the least common multiple (also called the lowest common multiple or smallest common multiple) of two integers a and b, usually denoted by LCM(a, b), is the smallest positive integer that is a multiple of both a… …   Wikipedia

  • least common multiple — noun the smallest multiple that is exactly divisible by every member of a set of numbers the least common multiple of 12 and 18 is 36 • Syn: ↑lowest common multiple, ↑lcm • Hypernyms: ↑multiple * * * ˌleast ˌcommon ˈmultiple [least common… …   Useful english dictionary

  • least common multiple — least′ com′mon mul′tiple n. math. lowest common multiple • Etymology: 1815–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • least common multiple. — Math. See lowest common multiple. [1815 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • least common multiple — noun another term for lowest common multiple …   English new terms dictionary

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