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greatest common divisor
greatest common divisor
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noun
the largest number that is a common divisor of a given
set
of numbers.
Abbreviation:
G.C.D.
Also called
greatest common factor,
highest common factor
.
Origin:
1920–25
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greatest common divisor
—
n
another name for
highest common factor
Collins English Dictionary  Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
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greatest common divisor definition
mathematics
(GCD) A function that returns the largest positive
integer
that both arguments are integer multiples of.
See also
Euclid's Algorithm
. Compare:
lowest common multiple
.
(19991102)
The Free Online Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
http://foldoc.org
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