common factor

  1. 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

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How to use common factor in a sentence

  • Women are battered in all cultures, and the common factor is the social sanction of violence against women.

    Prelude to Murder | Asra Q. Nomani | February 23, 2009 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • In New York and the other great cities of America the soil is the sole common factor.

    American Sketches | Charles Whibley
  • The common factor, of course, is the man with the romantic world set in his heart.

    The American Mind | Bliss Perry
  • The laws of science demanded that he seek the common factor, as source of the whole trouble.

    The Brentons | Anna Chapin Ray
  • With this common factor, the way lies open to every kind of error.

    More Hunting Wasps | J. Henri Fabre
  • What common factor is there between a lie, and the "lake of fire in which all liars shall have their part?"

    My Path to Atheism | Annie Besant