Denominator meaning

dĭ-nŏmə-nātər
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The definition of a denominator means something that is shared, or is the standard, or the number below the line in a fraction.

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."

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The usual level; standard.
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A shared characteristic.
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The term below or to the right of the line in a fraction.

4 is the denominator of34

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The number below or to the right of the line in a fraction, indicating the number of equal parts into which one whole is divided. For example, in the fraction2 /7 , 7 is the denominator.
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(arithmetic) The number or expression written below the line in a fraction (thus 2 in ½).
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A common trait or characteristic.
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An average level or standard.

The success of the film demonstrates the denominator of public taste.

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A person or thing that denominates.
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The expression written below the line in a common fraction that indicates the number of parts into which one whole is divided.
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Origin of denominator

  • From Late Latin dēnōminātor (“that which names”).

    From Wiktionary