least common denominator
noun Date: 1851 the least common multiple of two or more denominators

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  • least common denominator — n. the least common multiple of the denominators of two or more fractions …   English World dictionary

  • least common denominator — noun : lowest common denominator * * * noun [noncount] US : ↑lowest common denominator * * * ˌleast ˌcommon deˈnominator [least common denominator] noun ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • least common denominator — least′ com′mon denom′inator n. math. the smallest number that is a common denominator of a given set of fractions Also called lowest common denominator • Etymology: 1870–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • least common denominator — least ,common de nominator noun count AMERICAN the lowest number that can be divided by the bottom numbers of a set of FRACTIONS …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • least common denominator — Math. the smallest number that is a common denominator of a given set of fractions. Also called lowest common denominator. [1870 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • least common denominator — noun another term for lowest common denominator …   English new terms dictionary

  • common denominator — common de nominator n 1.) an attitude or quality that all the different members of a group have ▪ The common denominator of both types of novel is the vulnerable, threatened heroine. 2.) the lowest common denominator the least attractive, least… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Least common multiple — In arithmetic and number theory, the least common multiple (also called the lowest common multiple or smallest common multiple) of two integers a and b, usually denoted by LCM(a, b), is the smallest positive integer that is a multiple of both a… …   Wikipedia

  • common denominator — noun (C) 1 an attitude or quality that all the different members of a group have: The common denominator in these very different schemes is that they aim to reduce pollution. 2 technical a number that can be divided exactly by all the… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • common denominator — /kɒmən dəˈnɒməneɪtə/ (say komuhn duh nomuhnaytuh) noun 1. Mathematics an integer, usually the least, divisible by all the denominators of a set of fractions. 2. an interest, belief, etc., shared by a group of people …   Australian English dictionary

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