Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “lowest common denominator”

lowest common denominator

noun [S]     disapproving
MARKETING the large number of people who will accept products, ideas, etc. that are not good quality: He claimed the party was trying to exploit fears and appeal to the lowest common denominator.
(Definition of lowest common denominator noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of lowest common denominator

Definitions of “lowest common denominator” in other dictionaries

Translations of “lowest common denominator”

Word of the Day

crew

If you crew a boat, or crew for someone on their boat, you help to sail it.

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More