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English definition of “lowest common denominator”

lowest common denominator

noun (LEAST INTELLIGENT)   
the lowest common denominator [S] used to refer in a disapproving way to the sort of people in society who are least intelligent and who will accept low-quality products and entertainment: The problem with so much television is that it is aimed at the lowest common denominator.Class and class-consciousness in generalWealthiness and wealthyPoverty and poor
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