least common denominator

noun

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: the least common multiple of two or more denominators

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When all is said and done, the G-20 will issue a statement on Tuesday that tries to reach the least common denominator between them all. Bloomberg.com, "Day One at the G-20: Where We Stand on Top World Economic Issues," 19 Mar. 2018

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1851, in the meaning defined above

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least common denominator

noun

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: the least common multiple of the denominators of two or more fractions

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