greatest lower bound
a lower bound that is greater than or equal to all the lower bounds of a given set: 1 is the greatest lower bound of the set consisting of 1, 2, 3. Abbreviation: glb
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- greatest common divisor,
- greatest good for the greatest number,
- greatest happiness for the greatest number,
- greatest happiness principle,
- greatest thing since sliced bread,
- greatest-integer function,
Also called infimum.
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