least common multiple

noun

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

noun

Kids Definition of least common multiple

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

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