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1A common multiple of the denominators of several fractions.
- ‘Others would rewrite the fractions using common denominators.’
- ‘Now we must change each fraction into the terms of the common denominator.’
- ‘In order to add these fractions, we need to find the common denominator.’
- ‘So how do you find a common denominator? Easy - simply multiply both denominators together.’
- ‘In particular he sees the reduction of fractions to a common denominator as hard.’
- 1.1A feature shared by all members of a group.‘the common denominator in these companies is the awareness of the importance of quality’
- ‘Little did you know, each of those three experiences shares a common denominator.’
- ‘The one thing they wanted me to figure out was what was the common denominator with all my readers.’
- ‘The common denominators among them were race and religion.’
- ‘The only common denominator between its members is that they are the most industrially developed countries in the world.’
- ‘‘The common denominators in the outbreaks of hospital-acquired infections are understaffing and overcrowding, year in and year out,’ he said.’
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