highest common factor

noun

: the largest integer or polynomial of highest degree that is an exact divisor of each of two or more integers or polynomials respectively

Word History

First Known Use

1830, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of highest common factor was in 1830

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“Highest common factor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/highest%20common%20factor. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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