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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*

**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 WordsSynonyms

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Noun | 1. | denominator - the divisor of a fractiondivisor - 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**

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