Denominate Definition

denominated, denominates, denominating
denominated, denominates, denominating
To issue or express in terms of a given monetary unit.
Securities that are denominated in dollars or yen.
American Heritage
To give a specified name to; call.
Webster's New World

To express in a monetary unit.

Oil is denominated in dollars, so changes in the strength of the dollar affect oil prices everywhere.
Being used to quantify a unit of measure.
“15” in “15 feet” is a denominate number.
Webster's New World

Origin of Denominate

  • Latin dēnōmināre dēnōmināt- dē- de- nōmināre to name (from nōmen nōmin- name nō̆-men- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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