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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:
 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
Translations
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nævner
nimittäjä
nämnare

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## denominator

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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.

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