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greatest common divisor
Word Origin
noun
1.
the largest number that is a common divisor of a given set of numbers.
Abbreviation:
G.C.D.
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Also called
greatest common factor,
highest common factor
.
Origin of
greatest common divisor
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1920-1925
1920-25
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for
greatest common factor
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greatest common divisor
noun
1.
another name for
highest common factor
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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