noun
- The definition of a numerator is a person or thing that does numbering, or the top number in a fraction.
- An example of a numerator is a person who counts items on a conveyor belt.
- An example of a numerator is the 3 in the fraction 3/4.
numerator
noun
- a person or thing that numbers
- Math. the term above or to the left of the line in a fraction: 6 is the numerator of
Origin of numerator
Late Latin ; from Classical Latin numerare: see numbernumerator
noun
- Mathematics a. The expression written above the line in a common fraction to indicate the number of parts of the whole.b. An expression to be divided by another; a dividend.
- One that numbers; an enumerator.
numerator
Noun
(plural numerators)
- (arithmetic) The number or expression written above the line in a fraction (thus 1 in ½).
- An enumerator; someone who counts things.