Definition of common denominator in English:

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common denominator

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noun

Mathematics
1A common multiple of the denominators of several fractions. See also lowest common denominator, least common denominator.
Example sentences
  • 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 in these companies is the awareness of the importance of quality
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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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