lowest common multiple

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

Origin of lowest common multiple

First recorded in 1920–25

Words Nearby lowest common multiple

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British Dictionary definitions for lowest common multiple

lowest common multiple

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

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