: the least common multiple of two or more denominators
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Recent Examples on the WebAppealing to the least common denominator can create attrition for your first quintiles.
John Pierce, Forbes, 7 June 2022 Typical: Whenever Congress wants to cut a deal, spending is a least common denominator.
The Editorial Board, WSJ, 21 Feb. 2022 Most of the students she’s tutored have needed help with pre-algebra: solving equations, combining like terms, finding the least common denominator.
Mel Fronczek, The Indianapolis Star, 18 May 2020 Usually developers aim for the least common denominator when there’s a discrepancy, to ensure the largest audience.
Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, 30 Apr. 2019 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, 19 Mar. 2018
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