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denominate

[dih-nom-uh-neyt]
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verb (used with object), de·nom·i·nat·ed, de·nom·i·nat·ing.
  1. to give a name to; denote; designate.
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Origin of denominate

1545–55; < Latin dēnōminātus (past participle of dēnōmināre), equivalent to dē- de- + nōminātus; see nominate
Related formsun·de·nom·i·nat·ed, adjective
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denominate

verb (dɪˈnɒmɪˌneɪt)
  1. (tr) to give a specific name to; designate
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adjective (dɪˈnɒmɪnɪt, -ˌneɪt)
  1. maths (of a number) representing a multiple of a unit of measurement4 is the denominate number in 4 miles
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Derived Formsdenominable, adjective

Word Origin

C16: from de- + Latin nōmināre to call by name; see nominate
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Word Origin and History for denominated

denominate

v.

1550s, from Latin denominatus, past participle of denominare "to name" (see denomination). Related: Denominated; denominating.

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