least common denominator


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least common denominator

[′lēst ′käm·ən di′näm·ə‚nād·ər]
(mathematics)
The least common multiple of the denominators of a collection of fractions.
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Of course, if each party were literally like that, if each were perfectly representative of the least common denominator among the population as a whole, then there would be no substantive policy-based competition among them.
This least common denominator view of programming resulted in generally predictable shows that promised something for everyone, and were thus as generic and bland as the competition.
SMI-S cannot reduce all products to a least common denominator.
We have surrendered the narrative form of imaginative storytelling for a too banal form of television which too often represents the least common denominator of storytelling.
The need to integrate and rationalize disparate systems in the event of a bank merger steers decisions toward the least common denominator," said Peter Keppler, analyst at Meridien Research.
There are non- government organizations involved as well, private citizens who give them advice so if they will really listen, I don't know what the President meant by least common denominator but something that will unite the party, then you don't necessarily have to be a sworn member of the party just like what they did in the senatorial elections in 2013, she pointed out.
Will users call for standards to a point that they will accept the least common denominator versus the best of breed?
Conversely, a site optimized for the least common denominator will significantly reduce richness and interactivity - a critical requirement for e-tailing and other e-commerce applications - for the sake of ensuring acceptable performance.
Yes, we have our occasional "gay-fantasy" blockbusters, but Filipino films will never truly come into their own if we continue to appeal to the least common denominator of our viewers' most facile, puerile and escapist illusions
Conversely, a site optimized for the least common denominator will significantly reduce richness and interactivity -- a critical requirement for e-tailing and other e-commerce applications -- for the sake of ensuring acceptable performance.
shdsl when appropriate, but are not limited to the least common denominator defined by the standards," said Peter Meade, principal analyst at TeleResearch.
Given this limitation, broadcasters often chose to encode only at the least common denominator of image size and bit rate in order to accommodate viewers with low-end modem connections.