# Definition of *common denominator* in English:

## common denominator

### Pronunciation /ˈkämən dəˈnäməˌnādər/ /ˈkɑmən dəˈnɑməˌneɪdər/ /dēˈnäməˌnādər/ /diˈnɑməˌneɪdər/

### noun

1Mathematics

A shared multiple of the denominators of several fractions.

*‘Others would rewrite the fractions using common denominators.’*

*‘In particular he sees the reduction of fractions to a common denominator as hard.’**‘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.’**‘Now we must change each fraction into the terms of the common denominator.’*

- 1.1A feature shared by all members of a group.
*‘the common denominator for the fevers was the bite of a tick’*

*‘The only common denominator between its members is that they are the most industrially developed countries in the world.’**‘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 in the outbreaks of hospital-acquired infections are understaffing and overcrowding, year in and year out,’ he said.’**‘The common denominators among them were race and religion.’*