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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The most common segment to the lowest common denominator mentality historically has been insurance-owned broker-dealers, which by their very nature are overtly risk adverse.
To appeal to a much wider consumer base, beer--like other products--was retooled to appeal to the lowest common denominator.
As implied by its name, an enterprise software best-of-breed approach defines a lowest common denominator into which multiple vendors' software will be integrated.
For example, connections between endpoints and switches default to the lowest common denominator for the number of virtual channels and maximum payload size.
When you look at the lowest common denominator in the supply chain, it's the pallet," says Victor Mendes, CHEP's CEO.
This idea of lowest common denominator is insulting to the readership and probably contributes to low reading levels.
It doesn't represent the status quo, the greatest common good, or the lowest common denominator.
To a great extent crass commercialization has won out and the music has fallen to its lowest common denominator.
For example, the lowest common denominator standard format for text files, ASCII, does not retain such features as italics and bold-face.
Greg Wrenn, Yahoo's deputy general counsel, said, "It means that the ability of people in the United States to make information available on the Internet is ultimately going to be governed by the First Amendment, regardless of where it's accessed, not the lowest common denominator of accepted content in all countries.
export control process allies with a track record such as the Netherlands do not deserve to be treated on the basis of the lowest common denominator.