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# Euclidean algorithm

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noun Algebra.

a method based on the division algorithm for finding the greatest common divisor of two given integers.

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## Origin of Euclidean algorithm

First recorded in 1950–55

## Words nearby Euclidean algorithm

euchromosome, Eucken, euclase, Euclid, Euclidean, Euclidean algorithm, Euclidean geometry, Euclidean group, Euclidean space, eucrasia, eucrite

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