# common multiple

__UK__/__US____noun__*[*__countable__*]***Word forms "common multiple":**

__singular__common multiple__plural__common multiples__maths__a number that can be divided exactly by two or more other numbers. 12 is a common multiple of 2, 3, and 4

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**Common multiple**— Common Com mon, a. [Compar. {Commoner}; superl. {Commonest}.] [OE. commun, comon, OF. comun, F. commun, fr. L. communis; com + munis ready to be of service; cf. Skr. mi to make fast, set up, build, Goth. gamains common, G. gemein, and E. mean low … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English**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**common multiple**— n. Math. a number or quantity evenly divisible by each element of a given set [12 is a common multiple of the set 2, 3, 4, 6] … English World dictionary**common multiple**— /kɒmən ˈmʌltəpəl/ (say komuhn multuhpuhl) noun Mathematics an integer divisible by two or more given integers. The least common multiple (or lowest common multiple) is the smallest common multiple of a set of integers … Australian English dictionary**common multiple**— noun Date: circa 1823 a multiple of each of two or more numbers or expressions < 90 is a common multiple of 6 and 10 > … New Collegiate Dictionary**common multiple**— com′mon mul′tiple n. math. a number that is a multiple of all the numbers of a given set: 36 is a common multiple of 2, 3, and 4[/ex] • Etymology: 1885–90 … From formal English to slang**common multiple**— Math. a number that is a multiple of all the numbers of a given set. [1885 90] * * * … Universalium**common multiple**— noun an integer that is a multiple of two or more other integers • Hypernyms: ↑integer, ↑whole number … Useful english dictionary**common multiple**— noun A number which is the result of multiplying two or more whole numbers together … Wiktionary**common multiple**— number which can be divided by two or more numbers without leaving a remainder (Mathematics) … English contemporary dictionary