[ dih-nom-uh-neyt ]
/ dɪˈnɒm əˌneɪt /

verb (used with object), de·nom·i·nat·ed, de·nom·i·nat·ing.

to give a name to; denote; designate.

Origin of denominate

1545–55; < Latin dēnōminātus (past participle of dēnōmināre), equivalent to dē- de- + nōminātus; see nominate

Related forms

un·de·nom·i·nat·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for denominate


verb (dɪˈnɒmɪˌneɪt)

(tr) to give a specific name to; designate

adjective (dɪˈnɒmɪnɪt, -ˌneɪt)

maths (of a number) representing a multiple of a unit of measurement4 is the denominate number in 4 miles

Derived Forms

denominable, adjective

Word Origin for denominate

C16: from de- + Latin nōmināre to call by name; see nominate
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