lowest common multiple


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lowest common multiple

lowest common multiple

n
(Mathematics) the smallest number or quantity that is exactly divisible by each member of a set of numbers or quantities. Abbreviation: LCM or lcm Also called: least common multiple

low′est com′mon mul′tiple


n.
the smallest number that is a common multiple of a given set of numbers.
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Noun1.lowest common multiple - the smallest multiple that is exactly divisible by every member of a set of numbers; "the least common multiple of 12 and 18 is 36"
multiple - the product of a quantity by an integer; "36 is a multiple of 9"
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lowest common multiple

[ˈləʊɪstˌkɒmnˈmʌltɪpl] nminimo comune multiplo
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