Meaning of “highest common factor” in the English Dictionary

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"highest common factor" in British English

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highest common factornoun [ C ]

uk /ˌhaɪ.ɪst kɒm.ən ˈfæk.tər/ us /ˌhaɪ.ɪst kɑː.mən ˈfæk.tɚ/ 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.

(Definition of “highest common factor” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)