• WordNet 3.6
    • n denomination identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others
    • n denomination a class of one kind of unit in a system of numbers or measures or weights or money "he flashed a fistful of bills of large denominations"
    • n denomination a group of religious congregations having its own organization and a distinctive faith
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Every U.S. bill regardless of denomination costs just 4 cents to make
    • Denomination A class, or society of individuals, called by the same name; a sect; as, a denomination of Christians.
    • Denomination That by which anything is denominated or styled; an epithet; a name, designation, or title; especially, a general name indicating a class of like individuals; a category; as, the denomination of units, or of thousands, or of fourths, or of shillings, or of tons. "Those [qualities] which are classed under the denomination of sublime."
    • Denomination The act of naming or designating.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The first series of commemorative stamps issued by the U.S. Postal Service depicted Columbus's discovery of America. They were issued in 1893 and available in 16 denominations ranging from one cent to $5.
    • n denomination The act of naming: as, Linnæus's denomination of plants.
    • n denomination A name or appellation; especially, a collective designation.
    • n denomination A class, society, or collection of individuals called by the same name; specifically, a religious sect: as, the Methodist denomination.
    • n denomination Synonyms Appellation, etc. See name, n.
    • n denomination In any system of reckoning, a class of units of one kind and having a specific name, as tens, hundreds, thousands, etc., in numbers; dollars or cents in values; pounds, hundredweights, tons, etc., in expressing quantity; inches, feet, yards, miles, etc., in measures of length, etc.: as, an issue of paper money of small denomination.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: 3 out of 4 of us store our dollar bills in rigid order with singles leading up to higher denominations.
    • n Denomination the act of naming: a name or title: a collection of individuals called by the same name: a sect
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  • Ann Landers
    “Trouble is the common denominator of living. It is the great equalizer.”
  • Edward Fischer
    Edward Fischer
    “If something is exceptionally well done it has embedded in it's very existence the aim of lifting the common denominator rather than catering to it.”
  • Hannah Arendt
    “We have almost succeeded in leveling all human activities to the common denominator of securing the necessities of life and providing for their abundance.”
  • W. H. Auden
    “Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh.”
  • Count Leo Tolstoy
    “A man is like a fraction whose numerator is what he is and whose denominator is what he thinks of himself. The larger the denominator the smaller the fraction.”
  • Daniel Webster
    “They are usually denominated labor-saving machines, but it would be more just to call them labor-doing machines.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. denominatio, metonymy: cf. F. dénomination, a naming
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. de, and nomināre, -ātum, to name—nomen, a name.


In literature:

And they had a wonderful amount of charity towards other religious denominations.
"Modern Skepticism: A Journey Through the Land of Doubt and Back Again" by Joseph Barker
At the same time, there were other denominations existing among the slaves: Catholic, Episcopalian, and Presbyterian.
"Twentieth Century Negro Literature" by Various
English Christianity alone is split into hundreds of denominations.
"The War and Unity" by Various
The Philosophy based on this critical Method was denominated by its founder Positivism.
"Continental Monthly , Vol IV, Issue VI, December 1863" by Various
Many rivers in Persis, Media, Iberia, were denominated in the same manner.
"A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume I." by Jacob Bryant
Mention was there made of "a little great man;" and in another passage, the same person was denominated "a little urchin.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part E. From Charles I. to Cromwell" by David Hume
This attempt is denominated perfidious and piratical by the Dutch writers, and even by many of the English.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part F. From Charles II. to James II." by David Hume
If surplus and deficit had the same common denominator, say "K." or "G.S.
"Gallipoli Diary, Volume I" by Ian Hamilton
It was, therefore, the latter and not the former whom we would denominate the father of Rationalism.
"History of Rationalism Embracing a Survey of the Present State of Protestant Theology" by John F. Hurst
Exclusive of endowments, the church property of the Protestant denominations is estimated at over $30,000,000.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe

In poetry:

A pauper in the swift denominating
Of a bald cliff with a proper name, having words
As strumpets only, I cannot beat off
Invincible modes of the sea, hearing:
"A Pauper" by Allen Tate
"Ah, 'tis mournful to consider what remorses will be thronging,
With a consciousness of having been so ghastly indiscreet,
When by accident untoward two ex-gentlemen belonging
To the opposite political denominations meet!
"At The Close Of The Canvass" by Ambrose Bierce

In news:

Word of Faith Center, a non-denominational church in Kennewick, WA, is hosting Miles for Mercy, a benefit 1 mile, 5K, or 10K walk/run at Howard Amon Park in Richland, WA.
Located a few tenths of a mile from Oil Well Grade Road, Corkscrew Baptist Church also is an independent, fundamental denomination.
With just under 8 million US members, the United Methodist Church is the largest mainline Protestant denomination in the country, with a significant and growing membership of more than 4 million overseas.
Riverside is not owned or operated by any particular religious denomination, but supports the spiritual and educational goals of all families.
Indeed, she is the first religious figure in history to be revered during her lifetime by adherents of all religions and Christians of all denominations.
She's the first female bishop in CME denomination.
Regional Church of the Nazarene leader says the denomination supports Hobby Lobby and its anti-abortion stance, despite the Rev.
He and his family attend a non-denominational Spirit-filled church in northwest Arkansas.
Stoltzfoos to use a ' non-denominational ' prayer, eliminating the use of 'Jesus', well, like any Christian would, Stoltzfoos opted out of praying at all, causing an uproar in the wonderful world of cyberspace.
Since the denomination amended its constitution this year to allow it.
The vote on transgendered church members came during the denomination's national legislative meeting in Indianapolis.
And they stand on opposite sides of an issue that has led more churches in the South Sound to break from their denominational roots than perhaps anywhere in the country.
The spiritual head of a local Pentecostal denomination has been arrested and booked with sexual battery on a teenage girl more than 23 years ago.
Most early Pentecostals explicitly shunned theology, along with the other baggage of "dead" denominations.
Olam International Ltd (OLAM)'s dollar- denominated bonds due 2017 plunged to a record after a short- seller questioned the company's accounting methods.

In science:

The contributions from these terms in the denominator of (8) are therefore larger than estimated.
Magnetization reversal times in the 2D Ising model
Here the denominator cannot vanish for z ∈ S : Suppose that uN (p+ 1, z ) = 0.
Localization for Discrete One Dimensional Random Word Models
Let us consider as an example µyy (x, y ) = X (x, y )/(Q(x, y )Y (x, y )), where Q is the denominator of f .
The rational generalized integrating factors for first-order ODEs
For a typical configuration that contains a few weak sites, the sum in the denominator of Eq. (3) is dominated by the large rates associated with these sites, the corresponding time-step is small, and the weakest site is etched with a probability close to one.
Percolation-dependent Reaction Rates in the Etching of Disordered Solids
Without the prefactor this enhancement manifested itself through the combination (kRc )2 in the denominator of the main exponent, Sm .
Coherent Random Lasing and "Almost Localized" Photon Modes