Definition of common divisor in English:

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common divisor

Entry from US English dictionary


A number that can be divided into all of the other numbers of a given set without any remainder. Also called common factor.
Example sentences
  • If d is any common divisor of these, then d would divide their sum, c, and their difference, a.
  • Then divide the length of the road by the greatest common divisor.
  • To find the greatest common divisor of 77 and 187 using this algorithm involves the process of long division, which you might have first encountered in elementary school.

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Syllabification: com·mon di·vi·sor

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