**least common multiple** — Multiple Mul ti*ple, n. (Math.) A quantity containing another quantity an integral number of times without a remainder. [1913 Webster] Note: A {common multiple} of two or more numbers contains each of them a number of times exactly; thus, 24 is a … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

**least common multiple** — n. the smallest positive whole number that is exactly divisible by two or more given whole numbers [the least common multiple of 4, 5, and 10 is 20] * * * … Universalium

**least common multiple** — n. the smallest positive whole number that is exactly divisible by two or more given whole numbers [the least common multiple of 4, 5, and 10 is 20] … English World dictionary

**least common multiple** — (LCM) lowest common multiple, lowest multiple that is shared among a given set of numbers … English contemporary dictionary

**least common multiple** — least ,common multiple noun count AMERICAN the lowest number that can be divided by all the numbers in a set … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

**Least common multiple** — In arithmetic and number theory, the least common multiple (also called the lowest common multiple or smallest common multiple) of two integers a and b, usually denoted by LCM(a, b), is the smallest positive integer that is a multiple of both a… … Wikipedia

**least common multiple** — noun the smallest multiple that is exactly divisible by every member of a set of numbers the least common multiple of 12 and 18 is 36 • Syn: ↑lowest common multiple, ↑lcm • Hypernyms: ↑multiple * * * ˌleast ˌcommon ˈmultiple [least common… … Useful english dictionary

**least common multiple** — least′ com′mon mul′tiple n. math. lowest common multiple • Etymology: 1815–25 … From formal English to slang

**least common multiple** — noun Date: 1823 1. the smallest common multiple of two or more numbers 2. the common multiple of lowest degree of two or more polynomials … New Collegiate Dictionary

**least common multiple** — noun another term for lowest common multiple … English new terms dictionary