highest common factor


highest common factor
highest common factor NOUN the highest number that can be divided exactly into each of two or more numbers.

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  • highest common factor — noun the largest integer that divides without remainder into a set of integers • Syn: ↑greatest common divisor, ↑greatest common factor • Hypernyms: ↑common divisor, ↑common factor, ↑common measure * * * ˌhighest common ˈfactor 7 [ …   Useful english dictionary

  • highest common factor — noun (C) technical the largest number that a set of numbers can be divided by exactly: the highest common factor of 12, 24 and 30 is 6 …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • highest common factor — noun the highest number that can be divided exactly into each of two or more numbers …   English new terms dictionary

  • highest common factor — UK [ˌhaɪəst ˌkɒmən ˈfæktə(r)] / US [ˌhaɪəst ˌkɑmən ˈfæktər] noun [singular] maths the highest number that can be divided exactly into each number in a particular set …   English dictionary

  • highest common factor — noun the greatest number which is a factor (def. 2) of all the numbers in the group of numbers in question. Abbrev.: HCF, h.c.f …   Australian English dictionary

  • highest common factor — Math. See greatest common divisor. Abbr.: H.C.F. * * * …   Universalium

  • common factor — noun an integer that divides two (or more) other integers evenly • Syn: ↑common divisor, ↑common measure • Hypernyms: ↑divisor, ↑factor • Hyponyms: ↑greatest common divisor, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • common factor — /kɒmən ˈfæktə/ (say komuhn faktuh) noun Mathematics an integer which is an exact divisor of two or more given integers. The highest common factor (or greatest common divisor) is the largest factor of a set of integers …   Australian English dictionary

  • greatest common factor — noun the largest integer that divides without remainder into a set of integers • Syn: ↑greatest common divisor, ↑highest common factor • Hypernyms: ↑common divisor, ↑common factor, ↑common measure * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • common measure — noun 1. a time signature indicating four beats to the bar • Syn: ↑common time, ↑four four time, ↑quadruple time • Hypernyms: ↑musical time 2. an integer that divides two (or more) other integers evenly • Syn: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary