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Drugs seem to be the common denominator in these crimes.
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All share an obvious common denominator: Uncontrollable events that left grief in their wake.

Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio can't specify a common denominator in Winston's picks.

The common denominator in all of the Russian posts — whether aimed at whipping up resentment on the right or the left — was to discredit Western democracy.

The common denominator here is that presidential words matter.

But, the presidency  until Trump  was conceived of as being immune to (or at least above) those sort of lowestcommon denominator instincts.

The common denominator is that all of these services are available only to customers with Prime accounts.

Religion was the common denominator of the whole, loud weekend.

The altercations had devolved to the lowest common denominator.
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common denominator Synonyms
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commonality, similarity, congruity, correspondence, parallel, resemblance, similitudeAntonyms
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counterpart, equal, equivalent; analogy; homologyNear Antonyms
difference, discrepancy; deviance, divergence, incongruence, incongruity; change, modification, variationCOMMON DENOMINATOR Defined for English Language Learners
common denominator
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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
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