denominator

noun de·nom·i·na·tor \ di-ˈnä-mə-ˌnā-tər \

Definition of denominator

1 mathematics :the part of a fraction that is below the line and that functions as the divisor of the numerator
2 a :a shared trait
  • a common denominator
b :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

  1. In the fraction {frac2 the numerator is 2 and the denominator is 3.

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DENOMINATOR Defined for English Language Learners

denominator

noun

Definition of denominator for English Language Learners

  • mathematics : the number in a fraction that is below the line and that divides the number above the line


DENOMINATOR Defined for Kids

denominator

noun de·nom·i·na·tor \ di-ˈnä-mə-ˌnā-tər \

Definition of denominator for Students

: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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