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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

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