denominators

denominator

[dih-nom-uh-ney-ter]
noun
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:
1535–45; < Medieval Latin dēnōminātor, equivalent to Latin dēnōminā(re) (see denominate) + -tor -tor

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denominator (dɪˈnɒmɪˌneɪtə)
 
n
1.  Compare numerator the divisor of a fraction, as 8 in 7⁄8
2.  archaic a person or thing that denominates or designates

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denominator
1540s, in mathematics, from M.L. denominator, agent noun from denominare (see denomination).
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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.
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denominator [(di-nom-uh-nay-tuhr)]

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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