- a common multiple of the denominators of two or more fractions: 10 is a common denominator of and
- a characteristic, element, etc. held in common
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common denominator
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- Mathematics A quantity into which all the denominators of a set of fractions may be divided without a remainder.
- A commonly shared trait, characteristic, or element: “The relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia has been a complicated marriage of shared interests, clashing values and cynical accommodations. The common denominator was a desire for stability” ( Peter Baker & Michael D. Shear ) “Some are citizens and some are immigrants, yet the common denominator in all these stories is their experiences of marginalization and discrimination” ( Maria Chávez )
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A quantity into which all the denominators of a set of fractions may be divided without a remainder. For example, the fractions ^{1}/_{3} and ^{2}/_{5} have a common denominator of 15.
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