denominate number

noun

de·​nom·​i·​nate number di-ˌnä-mə-nət- How to pronounce denominate number (audio)
: a number (such as 7 in 7 feet) that specifies a quantity in terms of a unit of measurement

Word History

Etymology

Latin denominatus

First Known Use

1579, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of denominate number was in 1579

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“Denominate number.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/denominate%20number. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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denominate number

noun

de·​nom·​i·​nate number di-ˌnäm-ə-nət- How to pronounce denominate number (audio)
: a number (as 7 in 7 meters) that specifies a quantity in terms of a unit of measurement
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