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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
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.
(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.