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

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(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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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"
References in classic literature ?
I mean, if we consider thoughts as factors, may we not say that the Least Common Multiple of all the minds contains that of all the books; but not the other way?
You know, in finding the Least Common Multiple, we strike out a quantity wherever it occurs, except in the term where it is raised to its highest power.
Going back to three quarters plus two fifths, when you times the numbers in each wing of the butterfly and put the answers in the antennas, what you're doing is figuring out what the numbers on the top are going to be when you find a least common multiple of the denominator.
To construct delivery paths, nodes first calculate the least common multiple of selectable delivery cycles for each sensor data stream.
65% teachers said they are more comfortable during teaching least common multiple.
For such a monoid, if J [subset] S is such that J has a common multiple, then a least common multiple (lcm) exists and is unique.
In instances where two or more rhythmic lines share both beginning and end points, a method of calculating the least common multiple of the rhythmic components works well.
The least common multiple of two non-zero integers a and b, denoted by LCM (a, b), is the positive integer m satisfying: (1) a/m and b/m; (2) if a/c and b/c with c > 0, then m [less than or equal to] c (Burton, 1985).
This experience is also an ethnomathematical introduction to least common multiple (LCM).