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lowest terms

plural noun, Mathematics.
the form of a fraction after dividing the numerator and denominator by their greatest common divisor. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • This is life in its lowest terms with which we are acquainted.

    The Meaning of Evolution Samuel Christian Schmucker
  • Prayers and advice, political or otherwise, at lowest terms for cash.

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • (p. xix) Society, then, was here reduced to its lowest terms.

    Cowboy Songs Various
  • We have been speaking of life in its lowest terms—as a physical thing.

  • He had merely been trying to reduce the facts to their lowest terms.

    Spanish Vistas George Parsons Lathrop
  • Each science has been (as far as possible) reduced to its lowest terms.

  • This reduces him to tears and lowest terms, and he is rapidly factorized.

  • What is the physiological expression for it, reduced to its lowest terms?

    Tobacco and Alcohol John Fiske
  • And I, responded Parmenter, deliberately, have heard him speak of me in the lowest terms.

    Whispering Tongues Homer Greene
  • Every proposition has to be reduced to its lowest terms of thought and then re-built.

    The Poetics Aristotle

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