# least common multiple

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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

*n*

(Mathematics) another name for lowest 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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Noun | 1. | 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" |

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