lowest terms

plural noun

Definition of lowest terms

: the form of a fraction in which the numerator and denominator have no factor in common except 1 reduce a fraction to lowest terms

Examples of lowest terms in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Members of Parliament from the Scottish National Party, which favors independence for Scotland, where the majority of voters opposed Brexit, described the new trade and security deal in the lowest terms. Washington Post, 30 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of lowest terms

1674, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lowest terms was in 1674

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“Lowest terms.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lowest%20terms. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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