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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
COMMON DENOMINATOR Defined for Kids

common denominator

noun

Definition of COMMON DENOMINATOR for Kids

:  a common multiple of the denominators of a number of fractions

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