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plural noun, Mathematics
1.
the form of a fraction after dividing the numerator and denominator by their greatest common divisor.
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  • Human nature was reduced to its lowest terms when hunger made the possessors of a stomach forget whether they were men or wolves.

    Charles Carleton Coffin William Elliot Griffis, D. D.
  • Prayers and advice, political or otherwise, at lowest terms for cash.

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • Let us clear the ground it once by putting down some facts in the plainest and lowest terms possible.

  • He had merely been trying to reduce the facts to their lowest terms.

    Spanish Vistas George Parsons Lathrop
  • (p. xix) Society, then, was here reduced to its lowest terms.

    Cowboy Songs Various
  • Each science has been (as far as possible) reduced to its lowest terms.

  • Whether government thus reduced to lowest terms would prove adequate in a world rent by war, only the future could disclose.

  • This reduces him to tears and lowest terms, and he is rapidly factorized.

  • The unjust purchaser forces the two to bid against each other till he has reduced their demand to its lowest terms.

  • And I, responded Parmenter, deliberately, have heard him speak of me in the lowest terms.

    Whispering Tongues Homer Greene

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