lowest common denominator

noun

Definition of lowest common denominator

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

First Known Use of lowest common denominator

1854


LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR Defined for English Language Learners

lowest common denominator

noun

Definition of lowest common denominator for English Language Learners

  • 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


LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR Defined for Kids

lowest common denominator

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