- 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
noun
- 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."
The definition of a denominator means something that is shared, or is the standard, or the number below the line in a fraction.
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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 )
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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 fraction ^{2}/_{7}, 7 is the denominator.
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Noun
(plural denominators)
- (arithmetic) The number or expression written below the line in a fraction (thus 2 in ½).
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From Late Latin dēnōminātor (“that which names”).
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