# common multiple

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## common multiple

*n.*

A quantity into which each of two or more quantities may be divided with zero remainder: The quantities 6, 12, and 24 are common multiples of 2 and 3.

## common multiple

*n*

(Mathematics) an integer or polynomial that is a multiple of each integer or polynomial in a group: 20 is a common multiple of 2, 4, 5, 10.

## com′mon mul′tiple

*n.*

a number that is a multiple of all the numbers of a given set: 36 is a common multiple of 2, 3, and 4.

[1885–90]

## common multiple

A number divisible by each of two or more numbers without a remainder. For example, 12 is a common multiple of 2, 3, 4, and 6.

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Noun | 1. | common multiple - an integer that is a multiple of two or more other integersinteger, whole number - any of the natural numbers (positive or negative) or zero; "an integer is a number that is not a fraction" |

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