# Definition of *least common denominator* in English:

## least common denominator

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

See synonyms for least common denominator### noun

*‘To find the least common denominator using this method, factor each of the denominators into primes.’*

*‘There is clearly no least common denominator in this case, because we are not dealing with fractions.’**‘And we must not allow the terrorists and the least common denominators to subvert that process.’**‘We define the least common denominator of two fractions as the least common multiples of the denominators.’**‘Thus, our assumption about the constructed common denominator as not the least common denominator was false.’**‘Well the process is like looking for least common denominators among groups of words.’**‘If you see they both have the same prime factor 2, then you know the least common denominator will drop one of the 2's.’**‘The use of the least common denominators usually gives the most efficient way to add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators.’**‘Students will apply the rules for multiplication of fractions and for finding the least common denominator for a group of fractions.’**‘The smallest of the common denominators is 30 and so it is called the least common denominator.’**‘The concept and use of least common denominators is also covered.’**‘The least common denominator is the smallest number which is a common multiple of each of the original denominators.’**‘Even with printed text, no one would develop a plank based upon the least common denominators.’**‘There are two methods for finding the least common denominator of two fractions.’**‘The student is guided in every step, including converting to least common denominators.’**‘Use the Web site to review least common denominators.’**‘Despite all our fallen facticity, something in our embers is not entirely blighted by everyday mechanical ratios and least common denominators.’**‘I don't dwell on least common denominators until my students are already getting the questions right (maybe missing some reducing).’**‘In the following exercises, by trial and error, find the least common denominators.’**‘Examination of three methods for finding least common multiples for sets of whole numbers (three methods for finding least common denominators).’*