lowest common denominator


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lowest common denominator

the smallest integer or polynomial that is exactly divisible by each denominator of a set of fractions
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He recommends bringing things down to the lowest common denominator by taking a "learning for all" approach to education.
And advertisers insist that programming cater to the lowest common denominator.
And if they do, will not the result be a bland and rather meaningless reflection of the lowest common denominator of moral acceptability?
The shopworn display pieces of noted Russian ballet teachers--Diane et Actaeon (1935) by Agrippina Vaganova and Victor Gzovsky's Grand Pas Classique (1949)--were reminiscent of the Soviet-style "art for the masses" goal of aiming for the lowest common denominator with flashy tricks in a politically correct context.
Some may disparagingly call this the lowest common denominator.
The lowest common denominator between Nader and Buchanan is anti-corporate populism, which Nader believes has a universally democratic tendency.
This agreement extends Macromedia's strategy to offer developers platform optimization rather than forcing them to develop on the lowest common denominator.
Eldon, president of Eldon Environmental Management Corporation headquartered in Westbury, Long Island, said "While ASTM (formerly American Society for Testing Materials) is to be congratulated for making an attempt to bring about standardization in environmental due diligence property audits, it appears that the committee of 190 members that came up with the recommendation for a 'Transaction Screen' settled for a lowest common denominator standard that could expose lenders and buyers to unnecessary risks in the millions of dollars in order to save insignificant amounts for environmental due diligence assessments.
The effect will be to reduce regulation to the lowest common denominator in order to be competitive.
Shopping for music on a phone from a major carrier is a little like browsing the music aisle at a department store - a lifeless experience watered down to the lowest common denominator," said Sky Dayton, CEO of Helio.
The Welsh Government is prepared to keep patients waiting for treatment that is readily available, applying the lowest common denominator to our most precious commodity, our health.
So in a world when many prime time shows seem to be aimed at the lowest common denominator, it's good to know the Christmas Lectures will always be around (we hope) to educate, inform and entertain over the festive period.