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common divisor

noun, Mathematics.
a number that is a submultiple of all the numbers of a given set.
Also called common factor.
Origin of common divisor
First recorded in 1840-50 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for common factor

common factor

a number or quantity that is a factor of each member of a group of numbers or quantities: 5 is a common factor of 15 and 20 Also called common divisor

common divisor

another name for common factor
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common factor in Science
common divisor  
A number that is a factor of two or more numbers. For example, 3 is a common divisor of both 9 and 15. Also called common factor.
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