# denominator

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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
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## 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:
 Noun 1 denominator - the divisor of a fractiondivisor - the number by which a dividend is dividedcommon denominator - an integer that is a common multiple of the denominators of two or more fractions
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Translations
jmenovatel
nævner
nimittäjä
nämnare

## denominator

[dɪˈnɒmɪneɪtəʳ] N (Math) →
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## denominator

[dɪˈnɒmɪneɪtər] n (MATHEMATICS)
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## denominator

n (Math) → Nenner m
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## denominator

[dɪˈnɒmɪˌneɪtəʳ] n (Math) →
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416 illustrates the calculation and how an adjustment to the numerator and/or denominator ensures the taxpayer does not receive an FTC greater than the Federal income taxes paid on the foreign-source income.
The problems come when one tries to attach specific numbers to the possibilities: the vast majority of those in the "unemployed" category are in both the numerator and denominator; only a small part of the employed would be looking for another job--they have strong comparative advantages in what they are doing now.
After learning the above LAP mnemonic, the students practiced pointing to the bottom number or denominator of a given fraction.
The common denominator I regret to state is that the North Wales Police have not been able to bring the culprits to justice (unless there have been announcements in the Press contrary that I have missed).
The problem with batting average, though, is that the denominator, official at-bats, excludes walks, hit-by-pitch situations and sacrifice hits.
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In designing a system of any type, where there is a range of requirements that need to be met to satisfy a number of diverse customers, it always helps to start at the least common denominator and then add where necessary to satisfy the more demanding requirements.
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Nevertheless,, the specified method of dropping the certainty stratum and strata with high sampling rates from the denominator of the calculation does not represent good statistics and may even provide an incentive for bad sample design by discouraging some of the best methods of control of sampling variability, namely larger certainty and high sampling rate strata.
The leader must be one with the resources to act swiftly to find a common Arab denominator so that a collective Arab leadership can come up with an offer for the stabilisation of Iraq, an offer which the Bush administration cannot refuse in this year of US presidential elections.

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