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de·nom·i·na·tor

 (dĭ-nŏm′ə-nā′tər)
n.
1. Mathematics The expression written below the line in a common fraction that indicates the number of parts into which one whole is divided.
2. A common trait or characteristic.
3. A determining factor or standard: "The tie is probably the single most important denominator of social status for a man in the United States today" (John Molloy).

denominator

(dɪˈnɒmɪˌneɪtə)
n
1. (Mathematics) the divisor of a fraction, as 8 in . Compare numerator1
2. archaic a person or thing that denominates or designates

de•nom•i•na•tor

(dɪˈnɒm əˌneɪ tər)

n.
1. the term of a fraction, usu. written under or after the line, that indicates the number of equal parts into which the unit is divided; divisor. Compare numerator (def. 1).
2. something held in common; standard.
[1535–45; < Medieval Latin]

de·nom·i·na·tor

(dĭ-nŏm′ə-nā′tər)
The number below or to the right of the line in a fraction, indicating the number of equal parts into which one whole is divided. For example, in the fraction 2/7 , 7 is the denominator.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.denominator - the divisor of a fraction
divisor - the number by which a dividend is divided
common denominator - an integer that is a common multiple of the denominators of two or more fractions
Translations
jmenovatel
nævner
nimittäjä
nämnare

denominator

[dɪˈnɒmɪneɪtəʳ] N (Math) → denominador m
see also common C

denominator

[dɪˈnɒmɪneɪtər] n (MATHEMATICS)dénominateur m

denominator

n (Math) → Nenner m

denominator

[dɪˈnɒmɪˌneɪtəʳ] n (Math) → denominatore m
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Students are first taught to check whether they can multiply the smaller denominator by some number to make it equal to the larger denominator.
Table 2 presents the denominator data used for the rate calculations: the estimated annual number of person-trips and the estimated annual distance travelled by motor vehicle drivers and passengers, pedestrians, transit users, and bicyclists in British Columbia.
That said, the similarities between decoys end with that common denominator.
When the PKK terrorism started to escalate in 1984, the official state propaganda gave greater emphasis to Nevruz as a common denominator.
So far they should have discovered that the decimal expression of the fraction in fundamental form will terminate when the denominator is 2, 4, 5, 8 or 10.
That is, the numerator has as many letters as its number, and the denominator has as many as its number.
Again, this QI is not risk-adjusted and the denominator is all residents.
The reduced order denominators obtained by the proposed new algorithm for different values of k are same as the denominator polynomials obtained by the other differentiation method.
To appeal to a much wider consumer base, beer--like other products--was retooled to appeal to the lowest common denominator.
7874-1T(b), which first restates the general rule that "stock held by one or more members of the EAG is not included in either the numerator or the denominator of the fraction that determines [the ownership] percentage.
It's up to the detectives to locate the common denominator between these strangers, before someone is shot again.
Defining a "job-finding" rate that would be useful in understanding cyclical variations in employment, admits Hall, is challenging--especially when it comes to defining the denominator.