What does denominator mean?

Definitions for denominatordɪˈnɒm əˌneɪ tər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. denominator(noun)

    the divisor of a fraction


  1. denominator(Noun)

    The number or expression written below the line in a fraction (thus 2 in ).

  2. Origin: From denominator.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Denominator(noun)

    one who, or that which, gives a name; origin or source of a name

  2. Denominator(noun)

    that number placed below the line in vulgar fractions which shows into how many parts the integer or unit is divided

  3. Denominator(noun)

    that part of any expression under a fractional form which is situated below the horizontal line signifying division

  4. Origin: [Cf. F. dnominateur.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of denominator in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of denominator in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mohamed Adow:

    It reflects only the lowest common denominator.

  2. Eppie Friedman:

    Trouble is the common denominator of living. It is the great equalizer.

  3. Ignacio Gavilan:

    Given today's transparency, companies cannot go for the minimum common denominator.

  4. Sofia Savvantidou:

    We are concerned that gridlock could see politicians vent towards the lowest common denominator -- utilities.

  5. Frederic Oudea:

    It would create a risk of 'regulation at the lowest common denominator' and arbitrage between financial centers.

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