denominator denominator  /dɪ ˈnɑ mə ˌneɪ tər/


  • (n) the divisor of a fraction


  1. The common denominator of the exclusively teen-age clubs is that no one out of his early 20s is admitted.
  2. I had just been introduced to the national common denominator.
  3. Feng Jun ChinaFotoPress Getty The common denominator between Pakistan, Gaza, Lebanon and Iraq is an ongoing war, wars without end, wars that poison democracy.


  1. Waze Says Google's Future Lies With The Crowd

    Waze is one of a number of projects that Google has been linked with that have you as the common denominator. Why?
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Forbes

  2. 60 years later, tornado's scars linger

    For the survivors of the June 9, 1953, Worcester County tornado there is one common denominator.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  3. Mets no strangers to 20-plus-inning losses

    Three games ... spanning 45 years ... a total of 69 innings ... official combined time of 19 hours, 35 minutes ... total runs 11.Common denominator? New York Mets lose.Saturday, the Mets lost to the last-place Miami Marlins 2-1 in 20 innings at home.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Durango Herald


  1. "When the denominator is as small as the likely number of caucusgoers, the ability to find or turn out 3,000 or 4,000 people, which a good organization should be able to do, can be a determining factor," said Ken Mehlman, Bush's 2004 campaign...
    on Dec 31, 2007 By: Ken Mehlman Source: Forbes

  2. "I think the common denominator, bottom line, really isn't about Xs and Os," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said after the 101-71 loss. "We have to have more people playing better."
    on May 24, 2008 By: Gregg Popovich Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "Until there's a change in the position of the United States, South Africa's feeling is that it will be very difficult for the G5 to move forward because they will always be forced to work on that level of the lowest common denominator," said...
    on Jul 8, 2008 By: Marthinus van Schalkwyk Source: International Herald Tribune

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