- Now Rare a person or thing that denominates
- a shared characteristic
- the usual level; standard
- Math. the term below or to the right of the line in a fraction: 4 is the denominator of
- An example of a denominator is the red hair color shared by all members of a family.
- An example of a denominator is a common level of writing expected in a composition class.
- An example of a denominator is the "2" in the fraction "½."
MLA Style
"denominator." YourDictionary, n.d. Web. 11 October 2018. <http://www.yourdictionary.com/denominator>.
APA Style
denominator. (n.d.). Retrieved October 11th, 2018, from http://www.yourdictionary.com/denominator
denominator
MLA Style
"denominator." YourDictionary, n.d. Web. 11 October 2018. <http://www.yourdictionary.com/denominator>.
APA Style
denominator. (n.d.). Retrieved October 11th, 2018, from http://www.yourdictionary.com/denominator
denominator
noun
- Mathematics The expression written below the line in a common fraction that indicates the number of parts into which one whole is divided.
- A common trait or characteristic.
- A determining factor or standard: “The tie is probably the single most important denominator of social status for a man in the United States today” ( John Molloy )
MLA Style
"denominator." YourDictionary, n.d. Web. 11 October 2018. <http://www.yourdictionary.com/denominator>.
APA Style
denominator. (n.d.). Retrieved October 11th, 2018, from http://www.yourdictionary.com/denominator
(plural denominators)
- (arithmetic) The number or expression written below the line in a fraction (thus 2 in ½).
From Late Latin dēnōminātor (“that which names”).
MLA Style
"denominator." YourDictionary, n.d. Web. 11 October 2018. <http://www.yourdictionary.com/denominator>.
APA Style
denominator. (n.d.). Retrieved October 11th, 2018, from http://www.yourdictionary.com/denominator