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"common denominator" in British English

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common denominatornoun [C]

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common denominator noun [C] (NUMBER)

specialized mathematics a ​number that can be ​dividedexactly by all the denominators (= ​numbers under the ​line) in a ​group of fractions: 12 is a ​commondenominator of 1/3 and 1/4.

common denominator noun [C] (SIMILARITY)

something that is the same for all the ​members of a ​group and might ​bring them together: The ​commondenominator was that we had all ​worked for the same ​company.
(Definition of common denominator from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"common denominator" in American English

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common denominator

a ​fact or ​quality that is ​shared by two or more ​people or ​groups: Trade is a ​major common ​denominator between the two ​countries.
(Definition of common denominator from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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