The common denominator in the most violent protests against Western actions has been when Islam had been insulted.
Simply put, the common denominator among perpetrators of mass shootings is not mental disorder, but being a young male.
Young men with mental illness are a common denominator but so, inescapably, are guns.
That common denominator gets lost in the muddle, sometimes, when we talk about fashion.
One common denominator of super-affluent alpha men is the conviction, unchallenged every day, that the world revolves around them.
Literacy is defended with the argument that it is some kind of common denominator.
The cousins, her uncle, and Penny had no common denominator of conversation.
He proposes, instead, the term, "common denominator of value."
The programming is shallowed to the lowest (and widest) common denominator.
It is impossible to reduce these opposite ideas to a common denominator.
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. |
A number that will allow fractions with different denominators to be converted into fractions with the same denominator, so that these fractions can be added or subtracted. The fractions can be expressed as whole numbers divided by the common denominator. Thus, 12 is a common denominator for 1/3 and 1/4, since they can be written as 4/12 and 3/12, respectively. (See lowest common denominator.)
Note: Figuratively, a common denominator is a common factor in different events: “The common denominator in these crimes is the use of inside knowledge of computer systems.”