[dih-nom-uh-ney-ter]
/dɪˈnɒm əˌneɪ tər/

1.

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).

2.

something shared or held in common; standard.

3.

Archaic. a person or thing that denominates.

Origin of denominator

1535-1545

British Dictionary definitions for denominator

/dɪˈnɒmɪˌneɪtə/

noun

1.

2.

(archaic) a person or thing that denominates or designates

Word Origin and History for denominator

n.

1540s, in mathematics, from Medieval Latin denominator, agent noun from past participle stem of denominare (see denomination).

denominator in Science

denominator in Culture

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

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