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low·est common denominator

(lō′ĭst)
n.
2.
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.

lowest common denominator

n
(Mathematics) the smallest integer or polynomial that is exactly divisible by each denominator of a set of fractions. Abbreviation: LCD or lcd Also called: least common denominator

least′ com′mon denom′inator


n.
the smallest number that is a common denominator of a given set of fractions. Also called lowest common denominator.
[1870–75]

low·est common denominator

(lō′ĭst)
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.
Translations
laveste fællesnævner
pienin yhteinen nimittäjä
minsta gemensamma nämnare

lowest common denominator

[ˈləʊɪstˌkɒmndɪˈnɒmɪˌneɪtəʳ] nminimo comune denominatore m
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