common divisor

common divisor

noun Mathematics.
a number that is a submultiple of all the numbers of a given set.
Also called common factor.


Origin:
1840–50

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common divisor
 
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another name for common factor

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common divisor  
A number that is a factor of two or more numbers. For example, 3 is a common divisor of both 9 and 15. Also called common factor.
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