denomination

[ dih-nom-uh-ney-shuhn ]
/ dɪˌnɒm əˈneɪ ʃən /

noun

a religious group, usually including many local churches, often larger than a sect: the Lutheran denomination.
one of the grades or degrees in a series of designations of quantity, value, measure, weight, etc.: He paid $500 in bills of small denomination.
a name or designation, especially one for a class of things.
a class or kind of persons or things distinguished by a specific name.
the act of naming or designating a person or thing.

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Origin of denomination

First recorded in 1400–50; Middle English denominacioun “name, designation; act of naming or designating,” from Latin dēnōminātiōn- (stem of dēnōminātiō “calling something by other than its proper name, substitution, metonymy,” equivalent to dēnōmināt(us) + -iōn-; see origin at denominate,-ion
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British Dictionary definitions for denomination

denomination
/ (dɪˌnɒmɪˈneɪʃən) /

noun

a group having a distinctive interpretation of a religious faith and usually its own organization
a grade or unit in a series of designations of value, weight, measure, etccoins of this denomination are being withdrawn
a name given to a class or group; classification
the act of giving a name
a name; designation

Derived forms of denomination

denominational, adjectivedenominationally, adverb

Word Origin for denomination

C15: from Latin dēnōminātiō a calling by name; see denominate
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