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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 ​highestnumber that a set of two or more different ​numbers can be ​divided by ​exactly: 4 is the ​highestcommonfactor of 8 and 12.
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