noun nu·mer·a·tor \ˈnü-mə-ˌrā-tər, ˈnyü-\

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

Full Definition of NUMERATOR

:  the part of a fraction that is above the line and signifies the number to be divided by the denominator
:  one that numbers

Examples of NUMERATOR

  1. The numerator in the fraction {frac3 is 3.

First Known Use of NUMERATOR


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NUMERATOR Defined for Kids


noun nu·mer·a·tor \ˈnü-mə-ˌrā-tər, ˈnyü-\

Definition of NUMERATOR for Kids

:  the part of a fraction that is above the line <3 is the numerator of the fraction 3⁄5.>


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