Definition of "denominator" []

  • Mathematics The expression written below the line in a common fraction that indicates the number of parts into which one whole is divided. (noun)
  • A common trait or characteristic. (noun)
  • An average level or standard: The success of the film demonstrates the denominator of public taste. (noun)
  • The divisor of a fraction, as 8 in 7⁄8 (noun)

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  • A person or thing that denominates or designates (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "denominator" in a sentence
  • "A common denominator is that statistically, chances are that most of the cases of domestic violence are not even recorded."
  • "The denominator is definitely the number of our troops killed."
  • "In addition, each robot has a different type of vehicle shape, but they all have a basically humanoid alternative form — so the common denominator is the humanoid form rather than the vehicle form."