### denominator

• n. [数] 分母；命名者；共同特征或共同性质；平均水平或标准
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de-, 向下，强调。-nom, 命名，词源同name. 即命名，同名，用于数学术语分母。参照numerator.

denominator (n.)
1540s, in mathematics, from Medieval Latin denominator, agent noun from past participle stem of denominare (see denomination).
1. I think the only common denominator of success is hard work.

2. Tabloid newspapers pander to the lowest common denominator.

3. The school syllabus seems aimed at the lowest common denominator.

4. The value of a fraction is inversely proportional to that of the denominator.

5. Although the plan received unanimous approval, this does not mean that it represents the lowest common denominator.