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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
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highest common factor

[′hī·əst ′käm·ən ′fak·tər]
(mathematics)
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"HCFs generating biomedical waste are also required to enter into an agreement with one of the two common biomedical waste treatment facilities (CBWTFs) operating in Delhi.
'This result represents a key first milestone in the practical development of a new HCF technology that is considerably easier to manufacture than previous generations,' said Professor Francesco Poletti, at ORC, who leads the team and the LightPipe programme.
Based on the pilot implementation of EBS, it is plausible that focusing on patterns of occurrence in the community enabled outbreaks to be detected before they were large enough for HCFs to notice.
Public HCFs produced more wastes than that of the Private HCEs due to more numbers of beds, departments, and wards in comparison with private hospitals [24].
This network of Ebola transmission in Liberia illustrated numerous challenges that persisted throughout the epidemic: fear of stigmatization in the community, delays in seeking treatment, inadequate triage in HCFs, lack of recognition of Ebola cases, and incomplete identification and follow-up of some contacts.
Patients at HCFs in Ghana rely on a support person, most often a family member, to bring them food, water, clothing, bedding and any other items they may need during their stay at the HCF.
He thinks that it is HCFS permeating all parts if the diet which is the culprit.
The Web site is home to the Hobart Center for Foodservice Sustainability (HCFS), which the company formed to provide thought leadership and counsel for the foodservice industry's drive for sustainable design and execution.
He asked Bush to work to ensure that U.S.-made HCFS can be sold in the Mexican market without penalties or obstacles of any kind.
(Nestle says, however, that the percentage of fructose is the same in HCFS and cane or beet sugar--about 50%.
Such was the path for ADM's entrance into High Fructose Corn Sweetener (HCFS).