# Definition of 'denominator'

1. countable noun

2. See also common denominator, lowest common denominator

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noun

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## Example sentences containing 'denominator'

A Short Guide to Writing About History (1995) The Sun (2010) Berthe Morisot (1990) Times, Sunday Times (2010)

The common denominator of all gardens is the interaction of plants and people.

Winter Garden Glory (1993) Times, Sunday Times (2009)The common denominator is their specific practicality.

Christianity Today (2000) Times, Sunday Times (2011)His lowest common denominator is very low indeed.

Times, Sunday Times (2015)It is football of the lowest common denominator.

Times, Sunday Times (2014)Can they see a common denominator here?

The Sun (2015) Times, Sunday Times (2009)How sad that in yet another area of life we have to choose the lowest common denominator once again.

Times, Sunday Times (2006)Each does things slightly differently but the common denominator is that they bring investors together to share investment tips.

Times, Sunday Times (2015)It is increasingly moving from trying to find the common denominator to identifying the least and most uncommon single cause.

MANAGING IN TURBULENT TIMES (1980)So will we discover anything deeper from the fourth plinth project than this simple appeal to the lowest common denominator?

Times, Sunday Times (2009)It is the lowest common denominator.

Times, Sunday Times (2009)You've got to find a common denominator.

Times, Sunday Times (2011)It's very hard to find a common denominator.

The Sun (2009) Exploring language (6th edn) (1995)Coalition figures have spent the past few weeks arguing that the looming agenda amounts to more than a lowest common denominator approach to policy.

Times, Sunday Times (2012)It was clear that we wanted to continue with each other, we just needed to find a common denominator in terms.

The Sun (2015)## Word Lists

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