Definition of denomination
- the denomination of prices in U.S. dollars
- metric denominations
- bills in $20 and $50 denominations
- people from several different Christian denominations
People from several different religious denominations participated in the event.
Methodists, Baptists, and other Christian denominations.
It's one of the more conservative denominations.
The kidnappers asked for bills in small denominations.
The gift certificates are available in $5 and $10 denominations.
She spoke with people of many different political denominations.
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Usually associated with currency, a denomination is the value specified on a monetary instrument.
Denomination values are graduated and usually divisible by some common denominator (hence, 'denomination'). For example, in addition to the $1 bill, denominations of U.S. paper money include $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100 notes, all divisible by 5.
: a religious group
: the value that a particular coin or bill has
: an amount of money that something is worth
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