Definition of denominator
1 mathematics : the part of a fraction that is below the line and that functions as the divisor of the numerator
2a : a shared trait a common denominatorb : the average level (as of taste or opinion) : standard manufacturers catering to a safely low denominator of public taste Time
Examples of denominator in a sentence
In the fraction {frac2 the numerator is 2 and the denominator is 3.
Origin and Etymology of denominator
see denominate
First Known Use: circa 1542
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DENOMINATOR Defined for English Language Learners
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mathematics : the number in a fraction that is below the line and that divides the number above the line
DENOMINATOR Defined for Kids
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: the part of a fraction that is below the line The number 5 is the denominator of the fraction 3⁄5.
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