lowest common denominator
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- (mathematics) The smallest positive integer which is a multiple of every denominator of several fractions.
- The lowest common denominator of and is 30.
- (figuratively) The most simple or base shared interest or characteristic among a group or collection of people etc.
- Reality TV really is appealing to the lowest common denominator in audiences.
smallest multiple of several denominators
most simple shared interest
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