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high·est common factor

(hī′ĭst)
n. Abbr. hcf
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highest common factor

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(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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The purpose of this article is to examine one possible extension of greatest common divisor (or highest common factor) from elementary number properties.
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;