a number that is a submultiple of all the numbers of a given set.
Words nearby common divisor
Origin of common divisor
First recorded in 1840–50
Also called common factor.
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British Dictionary definitions for common factor (1 of 2)
a number or quantity that is a factor of each member of a group of numbers or quantities5 is a common factor of 15 and 20 Also called: common divisor
British Dictionary definitions for common factor (2 of 2)
another name for common factor
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Science definitions for common factor
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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