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common denominator

[¦käm·ən də′näm·ə‚nād·ər]
(mathematics)
Any common multiple of the denominators of a collection of fractions.
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By sorting that list against other common denominators, the company can direct its distributors to the prospects most likely to buy today's products.
The common denominator, he said, is that they have a passion for the stock market, they're over 40 and they have assets they want to manage.
For example, most Tuscan artists of any nationa l or international reputation have as a common denominator an almost rationalist choice of format and approach; their art is well considered and barely emotional.
Multiplexes are a generally undistinguished breed, but occasionally, lowest common denominator values give way to adventure and innovation.
What we set out to do was to find a common denominator to these serotypes," says research head Richard J.
On behalf of its principals and its partners, Emmes acquires real estate assets with a common denominator throughout: opportunity.
But the slick ``Papi'' is more concerned with catering to the lowest common denominator by offering dumb sitcom humor wrapped around an empty journey to self-discovery.
Texture's infinitely variable relation to surface is the common denominator of the otherwise disparate paintings and objects that the artist has laid out here.
We are all unique non-modular individuals, although in public design terms there has to be some kind of common denominator, albeit broader than the notion of the 'average'.
The researchers and Weiss suggest that the common denominator between smoking and a reduced risk of endometrial cancer is the hormone estrogen.
Using HDMI as the highest common denominator prevents loss of resolution during conversion.
Calabrese's paintings cover a range of topics like love, loss, dysfunction, and memory, but each of these seems to be a numerator over the common denominator of class.

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