# common divisor

### noun Mathematics.

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)

common factor

### noun

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)

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## Science definitions for common factor

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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