highest common factor

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highest common factor

the largest number or quantity that is a factor of each member of a group of numbers or quantities

highest common factor

[′hī·əst ′käm·ən ′fak·tər]
(mathematics)
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My family's water usage is down from 44 HCFs last year to 29 HCFs this year for the periods ending Dec.
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After June 1, it will be 15 percent lower, or not quite 24 HCF per billing period.