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high·est common factor

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n. Abbr. hcf

highest common factor

n
(Mathematics) the largest number or quantity that is a factor of each member of a group of numbers or quantities. Abbreviation: HCF or Abbreviationh.c.f Also called: greatest common divisor
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Noun1.highest common factor - the largest integer that divides without remainder into a set of integers
common divisor, common factor, common measure - an integer that divides two (or more) other integers evenly
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highest common factor

n the highest common factoril massimo comun divisore
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IN THE east London address of Whitechapel, the Indian subcontinent is anyway the highest common factor -- Bangladeshis form the biggest ethnic minority in this area with nearly 50 percentage share in the local population.
16 = 2x2x2x2 24- 2x2x2x3, therefore the product of the common factor - and highest common factor - is equivalent to 2x2x2 = 8;
A sequence of integers with a common factor is called imprimitive, and may be reduced to a similar primitive sequence by dividing every term by the highest common factor.