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least common multiple

n. Abbr. lcm
The smallest quantity that is divisible by two or more given quantities without a remainder: 12 is the least common multiple of 2, 3, 4, and 6. Also called lowest common multiple.

least common multiple

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(Mathematics) another name for lowest common multiple

low′est com′mon mul′tiple


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the smallest number that is a common multiple of a given set of numbers.
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Noun1.least 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"