# lowest common denominator

## English

### Noun

1. (mathematics) The smallest positive integer which is a multiple of every denominator of several fractions.
The lowest common denominator of ${\displaystyle 1/6}$ and ${\displaystyle 3/10}$ is 30.
2. (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.