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denominator

noun de·nom·i·na·tor \di-ˈnä-mə-ˌnā-tər\

mathematics : the number in a fraction that is below the line and that divides the number above the line

Full Definition of DENOMINATOR

1
:  the part of a fraction that is below the line and that functions as the divisor of the numerator
2
a :  a shared trait <a common denominator>
b :  the average level (as of taste or opinion) :  standard

Examples of DENOMINATOR

  1. In the fraction {frac2 the numerator is 2 and the denominator is 3.

First Known Use of DENOMINATOR

circa 1542

Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms

abscissa, divisor, equilateral, exponent, hypotenuse, logarithm, oblique, radii, rhomb
DENOMINATOR Defined for Kids

denominator

noun de·nom·i·na·tor \di-ˈnä-mə-ˌnā-tər\

Definition of DENOMINATOR for Kids

:  the part of a fraction that is below the line <The number 5 is the denominator of the fraction 3⁄5.>

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