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highest common factor

noun, Mathematics.
greatest common divisor.
Abbreviation: H.C.F. Unabridged
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  • The highest common factor of a hundred women is far greater than that of a hundred men.

    The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne William J. Locke
  • In the same way, Mark Twain as humorist has sought the highest common factor of all nations.

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British Dictionary definitions for highest common factor

highest common factor

the largest number or quantity that is a factor of each member of a group of numbers or quantities HCF, h.c.f Also called greatest common divisor
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