common multiple


noun Mathematics.

a number that is a multiple of all the numbers of a given set.

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Origin of common multiple

First recorded in 1885–90

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British Dictionary definitions for common multiple

common multiple

noun

an integer or polynomial that is a multiple of each integer or polynomial in a group20 is a common multiple of 2, 4, 5, 10
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Science definitions for common multiple

common multiple

A number divisible by each of two or more numbers without a remainder. For example, 12 is a common multiple of 2, 3, 4, and 6.
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