# common factor

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## common factor

*n.*

See common divisor.

## common factor

*n*

(Mathematics) a number or quantity that is a factor of each member of a group of numbers or quantities: 5 is a common factor of 15 and 20. Also called:

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Noun | 1. | common factor - an integer that divides two (or more) other integers evenlydivisor, factor - one of two or more integers that can be exactly divided into another integer; "what are the 4 factors of 6?" greatest common divisor, greatest common factor, highest common factor - the largest integer that divides without remainder into a set of integers |

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