Definition of lowest common denominator in English:

lowest common denominator

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noun

  • 1 Mathematics The lowest common multiple of the denominators of several vulgar fractions.
  • 2 derogatory The level of the least discriminating audience or consumer group: they were accused of pandering to the lowest common denominator of public taste
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    • So they flood their publications or channels with what would appeal to the lowest common denominator among their target consumers.
    • Therefore, what is usually done has a tendency to cater to the lowest common denominator in the audience.
    • This movie locates the lowest common denominator in the average audience then aims far, far below them.

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