common denominator

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

common denominator

noun

mathematics : a number that can be divided by each of the denominators of a group of fractions

: something (such as a feature or quality) that is shared by all the members of a group of people or things

Full Definition of COMMON DENOMINATOR

1
:  a common multiple of the denominators of a number of fractions
2
:  a common trait or theme

Examples of COMMON DENOMINATOR

  1. 36 is a common denominator of {frac1 and {frac1.
  2. Drugs seem to be the common denominator in these crimes.

First Known Use of COMMON DENOMINATOR

1594

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