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noun Mathematics.
a number that is a submultiple of all the numbers of a given set.
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Also called common factor.

Origin of common divisor

First recorded in 1840–50
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British Dictionary definitions for common divisor

common divisor

noun
another name for common factor
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Scientific definitions for 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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