1. the smallest multiple that is exactly divisible by every member of a set of numbers;

- Example: "the least common multiple of 12 and 18 is 36"

[syn: lowest common multiple, least common multiple, lcm]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

lowest common multiple n 1: the smallest multiple that is exactly divisible by every member of a set of numbers; "the least common multiple of 12 and 18 is 36" [syn: lowest common multiple, least common multiple, lcm]