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 for least common multiple
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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) :

  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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