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.
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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