numerator (ˈnjuːməˌreɪtə) | |
—n | |
1. | maths Compare denominator the dividend of a fraction: the numerator of 7⁄8 is 7 |
2. | a person or thing that numbers; enumerator |
numerator (n'mə-rā'tər) Pronunciation Key
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} . |
In mathematics, the number that appears on the top of a fraction. In the fraction 2/3, the numerator is 2. (Compare denominator.)