Definition of lowest common denominator in English:

lowest common denominator

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

noun

Mathematics
1The lowest common multiple of the denominators of several fractions.
1.1 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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