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denominator

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

Simple Definition of denominator

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

Full Definition of denominator

  1. 1 :  the part of a fraction that is below the line and that functions as the divisor of the numerator

  2. 2 a :  a shared trait <a common denominator> b :  the average level (as of taste or opinion) :  standard


DENOMINATOR Defined for Kids

denominator

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

Definition of denominator

  1. :  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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