# least common multiple

least common multiple the smallest positive whole number that is exactly divisible by two or more given whole numbers: the

*least common multiple*of 4, 5, and 10 is 20## least common multiple

noun

*Abbr.*

**lcm**

The smallest quantity that is divisible by two or more given quantities without a remainder:

*12 is the least common multiple of 2, 3, 4, and 6.*Also called*lowest common multiple*.## least-common-multiple

Noun

(*plural* least common multiples)

- (mathematics) The smallest number which may be divided by any of a set of numbers without a remainder.
*120 is the least common multiple of 60, 8 and 15.*