common multiple

noun

Definition of common multiple

: a multiple of each of two or more numbers or expressions 90 is a common multiple of 6 and 10

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Most states share a common multiple-choice section of the bar exam developed by a national organization, but each has the power to set its own cut, or passing score. Sara Randazzo, WSJ, "California Bar Exam to Remain One of Nation’s Most Difficult, Court Rules," 19 Oct. 2017

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circa 1823, in the meaning defined above

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common multiple

noun

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: a multiple of each of two or more numbers

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