the largest number that is a common divisor of a given set of numbers.
another name for highest common factor
- Greatest generation
noun a term for those born between 1911-1924, the generation which gave birth to the Baby Boomers Word Origin 1998; from Tom Brokaw book Usage Note U.S.; sometimes lowercase
- Greatest happiness principle
noun 1. the ethical principle that an action is right in so far as it promotes the greatest happiness of the greatest number of those affected See utilitarianism
- Greatest thing since sliced bread
Also, best thing since sliced bread. An excellent new invention, as in Harry swears that this new program is the greatest thing since sliced bread. This phrase, used either straightforwardly or sarcastically, alludes to the convenience of buying bread that is already sliced. [ Mid-1900s ]
noun 1. a novel (1861) by Charles Dickens. (1861) A novel by Charles Dickens. Worldly ambitions lead a young boy, Pip, to abandon his true friends.