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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Mathematics The expression written below the line in a common fraction that indicates the number of parts into which one whole is divided.
  • n. A common trait or characteristic.
  • n. An average level or standard: The success of the film demonstrates the denominator of public taste.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The number or expression written below the line in a fraction (thus 2 in ½).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, gives a name; origin or source of a name.
  • n. That number placed below the line in common fractions which shows into how many parts the integer or unit is divided.
  • n. That part of any expression under a fractional form which is situated below the horizontal line signifying division.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which gives a name; one from whom or that from which a name is derived.
  • n. Specifically In math.: In arithmetic, that term of a fraction which indicates the value of the fractional unit; that term of a fraction which represents the divisor, and is, in common fractions, written below the dividend or numerator. See fraction.
  • n. In algebra, a divisor placed under a dividend, as in a numerical fraction.
  • n. Same as denominant.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the divisor of a fraction

Etymologies

From Late Latin dēnōminātor ("that which names"). (Wiktionary)

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