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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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Back in 1995 all the Djs were playing lowest common denominator handbag and happy house, but I wanted to do quality, cutting-edge music.
One common denominator is the grief felt by those who lost loved ones on 11 September and in Afghanistan.
SH: We see the ag chem and seeds businesses as two distinct opportunities with a common denominator. We are exploring opportunities to synergize the marketing and sales efforts of the ag chem and seed businesses.
Rather than catering to the needs of the lowest common denominator, our associations should provide leadership and direction that contributes to building and strengthening the industry of the future.
In this ceaseless mobility and dislocation Dickens lived out the fraught exhilarations of the new multiple self that, if in less extreme terms, became a common denominator of modern experience.
But free trade also has this bothersome tendency to drive everybody--excluding, of course, the insulated and extremely wealthy--to the lowest common denominator in terms of living wages, health standards and basic human rights.
Mr Ben Evans appeared to suggest in a radio interview that this had been their policy, saying: "We have been accused of having low standards and pandering to the lowest common denominator, but I don't apologise for that at all."
James's Palace (what, me name-drop!) and he reckons they have gone for the lowest common denominator. To think, it used to matter to me.
The eatertainment biz seems to be following the lead of television's lowest common denominator. First, there was the World Wide Wrestling Cafe, and now, Baywatch Beach Cafe.
However, the lowest common denominator is the focus of the regulations, and we had to comply in order to receive approval for the design of the unit.
Their common denominator is the establishment of normal middle ear ventilation.
Daniel said: "We don't speak each other's language - but music is the common denominator of mankind."

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