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highest common factor

Syllabification: high·est com·mon fac·tor
(abbreviation: HCF)

Definition of highest common factor in English:

noun

The highest number that can be divided exactly into each of two or more numbers.
Example sentences
  • Hudde gave an ingenious method to find multiple roots of an equation which is essentially the modern method of finding the highest common factor of a polynomial and its derivative.
  • 3 is an element of both sets. It is the highest common factor of 9 and 12.

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