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English definition of “common denominator”

common denominator

noun [C] (SIMILARITY)   
something that is the same for all the members of a group and might bring them together: The common denominator was that we had all worked for the same company .Similar and the sameDescribing people with the same qualities
(Definition of common denominator noun (SIMILARITY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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