- least common denominator
- that part of a group made up of those with the lowest level of taste, education, sophistication, etc.
- that which is accepted, understood, appreciated, etc. by them

# lowest common denominator

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noun

- See least common denominator.
**a.**The most basic, least sophisticated level of taste, sensibility, or opinion among a group of people.**b.**The group having such taste, sensibility, or opinion.

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The least common multiple of the denominators of a set of fractions. For example, the lowest common denominator of

^{1}/_{3}and^{3}/_{4}is 12.Link to this page

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(*plural* lowest common denominators)

- (mathematics) The smallest positive integer which is a multiple of every denominator of several fractions.
*The lowest common denominator of and is 30.*

- (figuratively) The most simple or base shared interest or characteristic among a group or collection of people etc.
*Reality TV really is appealing to the lowest common denominator in audiences.*

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