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highest common factor

noun [C] uk   us   UK specialized (abbreviation HCF, US greatest common factor)
the highest number that a set of two or more different numbers can be divided by exactly: 4 is the highest common factor of 8 and 12.
Translations of “highest common factor”
in Chinese (Traditional) 最大公約數(使一組數都能被整除的最大除數)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 最大公约数(使一组数都能被整除的最大除数)…
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