lowest common multiple


noun Mathematics.

the smallest number that is a common multiple of a given set of numbers.

Nearby words

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  2. lowery,
  3. lowes,
  4. lowest,
  5. lowest common denominator,
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  7. lowest terms,
  8. lowestoft,
  9. lowing,
  10. lowland

Origin of lowest common multiple

First recorded in 1920–25


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British Dictionary definitions for lowest common multiple

lowest common multiple

noun

the smallest number or quantity that is exactly divisible by each member of a set of numbers or quantitiesAbbreviation: LCM, lcm Also called: least common multiple
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