lowest common denominator definition

  • noun:
    • See least typical denominator.
    • The most basic, the very least advanced level of taste, sensibility, or opinion among a group of folks.
    • The group having such taste, sensibility, or opinion: "The press can resist the standard of the lowest common denominator, the rationalization that all news is fit to print that has appeared anywhere else” ( Edward M. Kennedy).
    • the tiniest positive integer which will be a multiple of each denominator of several fractions.
    • the essential easy or base shared interest or characteristic among a group or collection of individuals etc.

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