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common denominator

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1. Mathematics A quantity into which all the denominators of a set of fractions may be divided without a remainder.
2. 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).

common denominator

n
1. (Mathematics) an integer exactly divisible by each denominator of a group of fractions: , , and have a common denominator of 12
2. a belief, attribute, etc, held in common by members of a class or group

com′mon denom′inator


n.
1. a number that is a multiple of all the denominators of a set of fractions.
2. a trait, characteristic, belief, or the like common to or shared by all members of a group.
[1585]

common denominator

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.common denominator - an integer that is a common multiple of the denominators of two or more fractions
denominator - the divisor of a fraction
2.common denominator - an attribute that is common to all members of a category
attribute - an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity
Translations

common denominator

ndenominatore m comune
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