Happiness, said Carlyle, is as the value of a common fraction, which results from dividing the numerator by the denominator.
There was a numerator, and that was Hugh; there was a nought below and that was she.
The fools are eternally trying to get happiness by multiplying the numerator, the wise divide the denominator.
The denominator of decimals is never written, the dot placed before the first figure of the numerator expressing its value.
The numerator usually refers to the vertical distance, and the denominator to the horizontal distance.
One factor in the numerator and one in the denominator make a “pair” of factors.
The D indicates that the values of these fingers relate to the denominator, the N that they relate to the numerator.
It is indicated at the extreme right of the numerator in the classification.
A vulgar fraction is reduced to a decimal by dividing the numerator (increased sufficiently with ciphers) by the denominator.
Hence, the numerator of a fractional exponent indicates the power, the denominator indicates the root.
1540s, from Late Latin numerator "counter, numberer," agent noun from numerat-, past participle stem of numerare "to count, number," from numerus "a number" (see number (n.)).
In mathematics, the number that appears on the top of a fraction. In the fraction 2/3, the numerator is 2. (Compare denominator.)