numerator

noun nu·mer·a·tor \ ˈnü-mə-ˌrā-tər , ˈnyü- \

Definition of numerator

1 : the part of a fraction that is above the line and signifies the number to be divided by the denominator
2 : one that numbers

Examples of numerator in a Sentence

  1. The numerator in the fraction {frac3 is 3.

First Known Use of numerator

1539


NUMERATOR Defined for English Language Learners

numerator

noun

Definition of numerator for English Language Learners

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


NUMERATOR Defined for Kids

numerator

noun nu·mer·a·tor \ ˈnü-mə-ˌrā-tər , ˈnyü- \

Definition of numerator for Students

: the part of a fraction that is above the line
  • 3 is the numerator of the fraction ³/₅.


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