# denominator

[dih-nom-uh-ney-ter]

### noun

Arithmetic. that term of a fraction, usually written under the line, that indicates the number of equal parts into which the unit is divided; divisor.Compare numerator(def 1).

something shared or held in common; standard.

Archaic. a person or thing that denominates.

## Origin of denominator

1535–45; < Medieval Latin dēnōminātor, equivalent to Latin dēnōminā(re) (see denominate) + -tor -tor

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## Related Words for denominator

sum, total, figure, statistic, trick, habit, attribute, quirk, character, feature, peculiarity, oddity, virtue, idiosyncrasy, quality, manner, count, digit, emblem, prime## Examples from the Web for denominator

### Historical Examples of denominator

Or the third term of the proportion may be multiplied by the denominator of the fraction representing the aliquot part.

The denominator of decimals is never written, the dot placed before the first figure of the numerator expressing its value.

A vulgar fraction is reduced to a decimal by dividing the numerator (increased sufficiently with ciphers) by the denominator.

One factor in the numerator and one in the denominator make a “pair” of factors.

Turning and BoringFranklin D. Jones

Look up the method of solving when the unknowns are in the denominator.

A Review of AlgebraRomeyn Henry Rivenburg

## denominator

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## denominator

[dĭ-nŏm′ə-nā′tər]

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## denominator

[(di-nom-uh-nay-tuhr)]

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