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common multiple

noun, Mathematics
1.
a number that is a multiple of all the numbers of a given set.
Origin of common multiple
1885-1890
1885-90
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Historical Examples
  • Last night I had a dream in which I proved the non-existence of God by the least common multiple.

  • Somehow or other a well-ordered monastery represents the Least common multiple of nearly all pleasant houses.

    None Other Gods Robert Hugh Benson
  • He could not grasp the least common multiple of the two sides.

    The Necromancers Robert Hugh Benson
  • As these two numbers, contain no common factor, their least common multiple is their product , which is the number sought.

  • For the vast constituencies vote merely along the line of the least common multiple of their mob minds.

    The New Germany George Young
  • We must break wholes up into fractions, and then seek their common multiple.

    The Last Harvest John Burroughs
British Dictionary definitions for common multiple

common multiple

noun
1.
an integer or polynomial that is a multiple of each integer or polynomial in a group: 20 is a common multiple of 2, 4, 5, 10
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common multiple in Science
common multiple  
A number divisible by each of two or more numbers without a remainder. For example, 12 is a common multiple of 2, 3, 4, and 6.
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