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lowest common denominator

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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lowest common denominatorˌlowest ˌcommon deˈnominator noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 1 EVERYONEthe biggest possible number of people, including people who are very easily influenced or are willing to accept low standards 🔊 Television quiz shows often seem to target the lowest common denominator.2 technicalHMN the smallest number that the bottom numbers of a group of fractions can be divided into exactly denominator
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lowest common denominatorThe band's vulgar lyrics appeal to the lowest common denominator.
From Longman Business Dictionarylowest common denominatorˌlowest ˌcommon deˈnominator noun [singular] disapproving the biggest possible number of people, including people who are very easily influenced or are willing to accept low standardsMany advertisements are clearly appealing to the lowest common denominator.
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