least common multiple


Definition of least common multiple

1 : the smallest common multiple of two or more numbers
2 : the common multiple of lowest degree of two or more polynomials

First Known Use of least common multiple

1823, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Least common multiple.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/least%20common%20multiple. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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: the smallest number that is a multiple of each of two or more numbers

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