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# common divisor

## noun

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*Mathematics.*- a number that is a submultiple of all the numbers of a given set.

common divisor

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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## Word History and Origins

Origin of common divisor^{1}

First recorded in 1840–50

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## Example Sentences

Totitive, tot′i-tiv, n. a number less than another having with it no common divisor but unity.

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The reader probably never has had occasion to compute a greatest common divisor since he left school.

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Divide the number of harness into two parts, which must neither be equal nor have a common divisor.

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The greatest common divisor of all the elements in the nation's political consciousness today is inevitably a Mr. Harding.

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The Executive is the greatest common divisor of a diverse society.

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