Definition of common denominator in English:

common denominator

Syllabification: com·mon de·nom·i·na·tor


  • 1A shared multiple of the denominators of several fractions. See also lowest common denominator.
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    • Others would rewrite the fractions using common denominators.
    • In particular he sees the reduction of fractions to a common denominator as hard.
    • In order to add these fractions, we need to find the common denominator.
  • 1.1A feature shared by all members of a group: the common denominator for the fevers was the bite of a tick
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    • The only common denominator between its members is that they are the most industrially developed countries in the world.
    • Little did you know, each of those three experiences shares a common denominator.
    • The one thing they wanted me to figure out was what was the common denominator with all my readers.

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