Dictionary.com
Word
of the
Day
Translate
Games
Blog
Thesaurus.com
Favorites
Dictionary.com
Thesaurus.com
My Account
Log Out
Log In
Try Our Apps
definitions
definitions
synonyms
translations
Follow @dictionarycom
follow Dictionary.com
The saddest words
Favorite Button
CITE
Translate
Facebook
Share
Twitter
Tweet
Google+
Share
least common denominator
Word Origin
See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
noun
,
Mathematics.
1.
the smallest number that is a common denominator of a given set of fractions.
Expand
Also called
lowest common denominator
.
Origin of
least common denominator
Expand
1870-1875
First recorded in
1870-75
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for
least common denominator
Expand
least common denominator
noun
1.
another name for
lowest common denominator
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Discover our greatest slideshows
Real World Words of Harry Potter
10 Fly 90s Words That Should Be...
11 Quotes about Kindness
What’s for Sale in Pot Shops?
Browse more topics on our blog
What Is the Difference Between Discreet and Discrete?
Learn the correct uses of these two commonly confused homophones.
What Character Was Removed from the Alphabet?
What mistaken pronunciation gave this character its name?
Apostrophes 101
This small mark has two primary uses: to signify possession or omitted letters.
How Do I Get a Word into the Dictionary?
People invent new words all the time, but which ones actually make it?
Word of the Day
Difficulty index for
least common denominator
Few English speakers likely know this word
Word Value for
least
5
6
Scrabble
Words With Friends
Nearby words for least common denominator
leash law
leashed
leasing
least
least bittern
least common denominator
least common multiple
least flycatcher
least killifish
least of all
least resistance, line of
Heartbreak