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lowest common denominatornoun

uk   /ˌləʊ.ɪst kɒm.ən dɪˈnɒm.ɪ.neɪ.tər/  us   /ˌloʊ.ɪst kɑː.mən dɪˈnɑː.mə.neɪ.t̬ɚ/
  • 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.
(Definition of lowest common denominator from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"lowest common denominator" in Business English

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lowest common denominatornoun [S]

uk   us   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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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