Definition of common denominator in English: common denominator
noun Mathematics 1 A shared multiple of the denominators of several fractions.
Example sentences
‘Others would rewrite the fractions using common denominators.’ ‘So how do you find a common denominator? Easy - simply multiply both denominators together.’ ‘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.’ ‘In particular he sees the reduction of fractions to a common denominator as hard.’ 1.1 A feature shared by all members of a group. ‘the common denominator for the fevers was the bite of a tick’
More example sentences
‘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.’ ‘Little did you know, each of those three experiences shares a common denominator.’ ‘‘The common denominators in the outbreaks of hospital-acquired infections are understaffing and overcrowding, year in and year out,’ he said.’ ‘The only common denominator between its members is that they are the most industrially developed countries in the world.’ Pronunciation common denominator /ˈkɑmən dəˈnɑməˌneɪdər/