denominator

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n denominator the divisor of a fraction
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Every U.S. bill regardless of denomination costs just 4 cents to make
    • Denominator One who, or that which, gives a name; origin or source of a name. "This opinion that Aram . . . was the father and denomination of the Syrians in general."
    • Denominator (Arith) That number placed below the line in common fractions which shows into how many parts the integer or unit is divided.
    • Denominator (Alg) That part of any expression under a fractional form which is situated below the horizontal line signifying division.
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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 denominator One who or that which gives a name; one from whom or that from which a name is derived.
    • n denominator Specifically In math.: In arithmetic, that term of a fraction which indicates the value of the fractional unit; that term of a fraction which represents the divisor, and is, in common fractions, written below the dividend or numerator. See fraction. Thus, in ⅗, 5 is the denominator, showing that the integer is divided into five parts, 3 of which parts arc taken.
    • n denominator In algebra, a divisor placed under a dividend, as in a numerical fraction.
    • n denominator Same as denominant.
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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 Denominator he who, or that which, gives a name:
    • n Denominator (arith.) the lower number in a vulgar fraction, which names the parts into which the integer is divided
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Quotations

  • Ann Landers
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    “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
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    “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
    W.%20H.%20Auden
    “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
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    “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
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    “They are usually denominated labor-saving machines, but it would be more just to call them labor-doing machines.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. dénominateur,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. de, and nomināre, -ātum, to name—nomen, a name.

Usage

In literature:

In the month of October the Allies overthrew the colossal edifice denominated the French Empire.
"Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete" by Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
Let us leave this ill-chosen denomination and ask ourselves what the Lampyris feeds upon.
"The Wonders of Instinct" by J. H. Fabre
But that afternoon I overlooked a package of bills in large denominations.
"The Gates of Chance" by Van Tassel Sutphen
And a great number don't care what the denominations are, so long as there is noise enough.
"The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn" by Henry Kingsley
The inflated state of the unchivalrous middle, denominated Manchester, terrified him.
"Beauchamp's Career, Complete" by George Meredith
I quarrel with no priest of any denomination.
"Diana of the Crossways, Complete" by George Meredith
His hymns, numbering over one hundred, are sung by various Christian denominations.
"Eclectic School Readings: Stories from Life" by Orison Swett Marden
Johnny Eames was a mere clerk; whereas Crosbie, if he was to be called a clerk at all, was a clerk of some very special denomination.
"The Small House at Allington" by Anthony Trollope
He signalled to the Duma and to politicians of every colour and denomination who is the boss.
"After the Rain" by Sam Vaknin
This making and unmaking of ideas doth very properly denominate the mind active.
"A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge" by George Berkeley
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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:

I believe that the fundamental doctrines of Adventism have the best scriptural support of any denomination.
Although opinions vary within religions, surveys and statistical analysis show that those affiliated with a denomination or group often cast similar votes.
The book is inspired by the teachings of her denomination, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which emphasizes that a person's soul has experiences of learning and service after an earthly death.
Bethbirei Presbyterian Church was the first church of any denomination to be established in what is now Marshall County.
It couldn't get there, however, without addressing the pitfalls of crowdsourcing and lowest-common-denominator crap Kaufman mentioned to Google.
One of the common denominators for most quality improvement methodologies is that we must be "data driven".
Dozens of people joined together under a striped tent in Riverfest Park on Sunday morning, Sept 4, to sing and worship together, no matter their denomination.
Fledgling non-denominational church erecting new building in Lowville.
What is the common denominator in the following events: the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
Fred Luter Jr was elected president of the nation's largest Protestant denomination on Tuesday at its annual meeting.
(RNS) The Church of God in Christ has re- elected Presiding Bishop Charles Blake to serve a second four-year term as head of the nation's largest Pentecostal denomination.
Roberto Arciniega, head of Latino ministries for the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon, says the denomination must reach out to Latinos to stay relevant in a multicultural society.
Largest US Denomination To Do So.
Family Fellowship Church is a non denominational group of believers reaching the body of Christ in West Tulsa.
The borough assigned a committee to disburse the grants, and a total of 29 awards were distributed in $1,000 and $450 denominations to residents whose homes were damaged by floods last year.
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In science:

Now set u = 0 in the last expression to find the value of the denominator in (16) as En (1ρk <∞ |Gθ ) = W (θ)/W (k).
One dimensional diffusion in an asymmetric random environment
The denominator of the right-hand side can be extended to an entire function of v as was mentioned just before this proposition.
One dimensional diffusion in an asymmetric random environment
We choose ξ in such a way that α, which in general is a fraction, has odd denominator.
Non-Gravitating Scalar Field in the FRW Background
For example, one can consider an effect of the Lorentzian line shape (here approximated as rectangular). A more challenging task is to avoid the near-threshold expansion of the intensity-dependent denominators in Eq. (24).
Mode statistics in random lasers
Notice that the above formula is then well defined because (ΛnS )¯i,¯i0 in the denominator is a Vandermonde determinant and thus unequal to 0.
Fusion algebras for imprimitive complex reflection groups
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