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# numerator

[ noo-muh-rey-ter, nyoo- ]

## noun

1. Arithmetic. the term of a fraction, usually above the line, that indicates the number of equal parts that are to be added together; the dividend placed over a divisor: Compare denominator ( def 1 ).

The numerator of the fraction 2/3 is 2.

2. a person or thing that numbers.

numerator

/ ˈnjuːməˌreɪtə /

## noun

1. maths the dividend of a fraction Compare denominator

the numerator of is 7

2. a person or thing that numbers; enumerator
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numerator

/ no̅o̅mə-rā′tər /

1. A number written above or to the left of the line in a common fraction to indicate the number of parts of the whole. For example, 2 is the numerator in the fraction 2 7 .

numerator

1. In mathematics , the number that appears on the top of a fraction . In the fraction 2/3, the numerator is 2. ( Compare denominator .)

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## Word History and Origins

Origin of numerator1

1535–45; < Late Latin numerātor a counter, numberer, equivalent to Latin numerā ( re ) to number + -tor -tor
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## Example Sentences

When N was 2 the numerator was 3, and when N was 3 the numerator was 16.

Multiplying the numerator and denominator inside the summation by a factor of N!

Now anyone who’s mathematically minded would say, that seems weird because you have a unit in the numerator that’s different than the unit in the denominator.

For small values of x, the denominator was very close to 1, while the numerator was slightly less than 6.

This time around, the two factors in each denominator canceled out with factors in the numerators in both the preceding and following fractions.

The simplest arithmetician could see that the nought "went into" the numerator an infinite number of times.

Multiply the numerators together for a new numerator and the denominators together for a new denominator.

Annex one or more ciphers to the numerator and divide by the denominator.

The numerator of the third is the sum of the numerators of the first and second, its denominator, the sum of the two denominators.

The sum of the numerator digits and the denominator digits will, of course, always be 45, and the "digital root" is 9.