# Definition:Lowest Common Multiple/Also known as

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## Definition

The **lowest common multiple** is also known as the **least common multiple**.

It is usually abbreviated **LCM**, **lcm** or **l.c.m.**

The notation $\lcm \set {a, b}$ can be found written as $\sqbrk {a, b}$.

This usage is not recommended as it can cause confusion.

## Sources

- 1998: David Nelson:
*The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics*(2nd ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): Entry:**least common multiple**