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Math. a number or quantity evenly divisible by each element of a given set: 12 is a common multiple of the set 2, 3, 4, 6
A quantity into which each of two or more quantities may be divided with zero remainder: The quantities 6, 12, and 24 are common multiples of 2 and 3.
(plural common multiples)
- (mathematics) A number which may be divided by any of a given set of numbers without a remainder.
- 120 and all its multiples are common multiples of 60, 8 and 15.