Definition of denomination
1 : an act of denominating the denomination of prices in U.S. dollars
2 : a value or size of a series of values or sizes metric denominations; especially : the value of a particular coin or bill bills in $20 and $50 denominations
4 : a religious organization whose congregations are united in their adherence to its beliefs and practices people from several different Christian denominations
denominationalplay \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective
Examples of denomination in a Sentence
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.
Recent Examples of denomination from the Web
Another student was suddenly flush with cash in precisely the same amount and denominations that were missing, according to police.
His sin in their eyes: Converting to Eastern Orthodoxy, the world’s second largest Christian denomination and one steeped in rituals, icons and mysticism – aspects of faith that seem foreign to many evangelical Protestants.
Mainline Protestant denominations, including the Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, denounced the president’s actions.
Taken were various denominations of U.S. currency and collector coins.
The cards, being made by an American firm, will only be available in a US$15, 75-minute denomination — and the Vatican will take a $1 cut off each issue.
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Origin and Etymology of denomination
First Known Use: 15th century
DENOMINATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of denomination for English Language Learners
: a religious group
: the value that a particular coin or bill has
: an amount of money that something is worth
DENOMINATION Defined for Kids
Definition of denomination for Students
1 : a value in a series of values (as of money) She asked for her money in small denominations.
2 : a name especially for a class of things
3 : a religious group a Christian denomination
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