Definition of Common denominator

1. Noun. An integer that is a common multiple of the denominators of two or more fractions.

Generic synonyms: Denominator

2. Noun. An attribute that is common to all members of a category.
Generic synonyms: Attribute

Definition of Common denominator

1. Noun. (mathematics) Any integer that is a common multiple of the denominators of two or more fractions ¹

2. Noun. (context: by extension) A trait or attribute that is shared by all members of some category ¹

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Literary usage of Common denominator

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Pelicotetics, Or, The Science of Quantity: Or, The Science of Quantity. An by Archibald Sandeman (1868)
"99) may be expressed as whole numbers of the equal subunits determined by some common denominator, and then (art. 59) the other part is the whole number of ..."

2. Arithmetic: In which the Principles of Operating by Numbers are Analytically by Daniel Adams (1845)
"Reduce to equivalent fractions of a common denominator, and add together, J, a, ... What are the fractions of a common denominator equivalent to j and A 1 ..."

3. Introduction to The National Arithmetic, on the Inductive System: Combining by Benjamin Greenleaf (1860)
"The least common denominator is the least common multiple. NOTE. — Fractions have a common denominator, when all their denominators are alike. ART. ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"... value which shall hate a, common Denominator. Rule. Multiply each numerator separately into all the denominators except its own for the new numerators, ..."

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