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lowest common denominator

noun

Simple Definition of lowest common denominator

  • mathematics : the smallest number that can be divided exactly by all the numbers below the lines in a group of two or more fractions

  • —used to say that the quality of something is poor because it is designed or intended to appeal to the largest possible number of people

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of lowest common denominator

  1. 1 :  least common denominator

  2. 2 :  something of small intellectual content designed to appeal to a lowbrow audience; also :  such an audience

1854

First Known Use of lowest common denominator

1854


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