Definition of Common factor
1. Noun. An integer that divides two (or more) other integers evenly.
Generic synonyms: Divisor, Factor
Specialized synonyms: Greatest Common Divisor, Greatest Common Factor, Highest Common Factor
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Literary usage of Common factor
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1. Algebra: An Elementary Text-book, for the Higher Classes of Secondary by George Chrystal (1904)
"Now any common factor of y and y' is a common factor of c'y-cy", ... Now, if these two linear functions have a common factor of the 1st degree in x, ..."
2. Elementary algebra by James Hamblin Smith (1882)
"OH THE METHOD OF FINDING THE HIGHEST common factor. 119. AN expression is said to 'be a Factor of another expression when the latter is divisible by the ..."
3. College Algebra by Webster Wells (1890)
"HIGHEST common factor. Note. In the present chapter we shall consider integral ... A common factor of two or more expressions is an expression which exactly ..."
4. Elements of Algebra by George Albert Wentworth (1884)
"A common factor of two or more expressions is an expression which is contained in ... Thus, 5 a is a common factor of 20 я and 25 a ; is a common factor of ..."
5. A Treatise on Algebra by Charles Smith (1893)
"A common factor of two or more integral algebraical expressions is an integral expression ... It is usual to write HCF instead of Highest common factor. 96. ..."
6. Elementary Algebra by Herbert Ellsworth Slaught, Nels Johann Lennes (1915)
"If an expression is a factor of each of two or more expressions, it is said to be a common factor of these expressions. Thus, 8 is a common factor of 16 and ..."
7. Elementary Algebra by Henry Sinclair Hall, Samuel Ratcliffe Knight (1895)
"The abbreviation HCF is sometimes used instead of the words highest common factor. 92. In the case of simple expressions the highest common factor can be ..."
8. Elements of the Theory of Integers by Joseph Bowden (1903)
"Hence «2 is a common factor of <iv «2, ay Since KS is a factor of «2, ... Hence к3 is a common factor of av av ay «4. Similarly /cn-1 is a common factor of ..."