denominator (dɪˈnɒmɪˌneɪtə) | |
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1. | Compare numerator the divisor of a fraction, as 8 in 7⁄8 |
2. | archaic a person or thing that denominates or designates |
denominator (dĭ-nŏm'ə-nā'tər) Pronunciation Key
The number below or to the right of the line in a fraction, indicating the number of equal parts into which one whole is divided. For example, in the fraction ^{2}/_{7} , 7 is the denominator. |
In mathematics, the number that appears on the bottom of a fraction. In the fraction 2/3, the denominator is 3. (Compare numerator.)