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greatest common divisor

noun
1.
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
1920-1925
1920-25
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greatest common divisor

noun
1.
another name for highest common factor
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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.
(1999-11-02)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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