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greatest common divisor

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The largest number that divides evenly into each of a given set of numbers. Also called greatest common factor, highest common factor.

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  • n. The greatest common divisor of a set is the largest positive integer or polynomial that divides each of the numbers in the set without remainder.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the largest integer that divides without remainder into a set of integers

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