Definition of lowest common multiple in English:

lowest common multiple

(also LCM)

noun

Mathematics
  • The lowest quantity that is a multiple of two or more given quantities (e.g. 12 is the lowest common multiple of 2, 3, and 4)

    • ‘Consider the lowest common multiple of 1, 2, 3,…, 2 k - 1, 2 k + 1, ¼, n.’
    • ‘We will now see how to find the greatest common divisor and the lowest common multiple of two numbers from their prime factorizations.’
    • ‘There are two ways of finding the lowest common multiple of two numbers.’

Pronunciation

lowest common multiple

/ˈˌloʊəst ˌkɑmən ˈməltəpəl/