greatest common divisor


noun

the largest number that is a common divisor of a given set of numbers. Abbreviation: G.C.D.

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Also called greatest common factor, highest common factor.

Origin of greatest common divisor

First recorded in 1920–25
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British Dictionary definitions for greatest common divisor

greatest common divisor

noun

another name for highest common factor
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