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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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We cheat ourselves and our brothers and sisters outside the church by equating pluralism with relativism or by reducing belief to a set of lowest common denominators.
Regionalism is the opposite of the new global market order, which attempts to homogenize the world to ensure the success of giant international corporations which in the name of serving consumers, actually pander to the lowest common denominators of function and sensibility.