common denominator


Definition: Meaning of, common denominator in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / ˈkɒmən dɪˈnɒmɪneɪtə /

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common denominator common denominators
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  1. an attitude or quality that all the different members of a group have
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  2. the lowest common denominator the least attractive, least intelligent people or features in a situation
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  3. technical a number that can be divided exactly by all the DENOMINATOR s (= bottom number) in a set of FRACTION s
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common denominator used in phrases

  • lowest common denominator (noun)
    1. the biggest possible number of people, including people who are very easily influenced or are willing to accept low standards
    2. technical the smallest number that the bottom numbers of a group of FRACTION s can be divided into exactly
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