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**2 definitions found
for least common multiple****From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
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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 common
multiple of 3 and 4. The
least common multiple is the smallest number that will do
this; thus, 12 is the least common multiple of 3 and 4
(abbreviated LCM).
[1913 Webster]

**From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
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least common multiple
n 1: 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, least
common multiple, lcm]

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