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common denominator [countable]

1MI an attitude or quality that all the different members of a group have :

The common denominator of both types of novel is the vulnerable, threatened heroine.

2## the lowest common denominator

the least attractive, least intelligent people or features in a situation :

trashy TV programs that appeal to the lowest common denominator

3HMN technical a number that can be divided exactly by all the denominators (=bottom number) in a set of fractions

Definition of common denominator from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English within

the topic NUMBERS

the topic NUMBERS

add
addition
bi-
billion
calculate
constant
D
demi-
division
eight
eleven
equal(a)
equal(v)
even
factor(n)
factor(v)
fifth
fig.
figure
five
four
fourth
gross
hundred
L
M
million
multiple
-nd
negative
nine
No.
nos.
number
O
one
pi
plot
point
positive
product
-rd
root
round
score
second
set
six
square(n)
square(v)
-st
sum
take
ten
thousand
three
tri-
twenty
twice
unit
V
X
zero

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