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numerator

[noo-muh-rey-ter, nyoo-]
noun
1.
Arithmetic. the term of a fraction, usually above the line, that indicates the number of equal parts that are to be added together; the dividend placed over a divisor: The numerator of the fraction 2/3 is 2. Compare denominator ( def 1 ).
2.
a person or thing that numbers.

Origin:
1535–45; < Late Latin numerātor a counter, numberer, equivalent to Latin numerā(re) to number + -tor -tor

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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

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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 .
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numerator definition


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

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