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Definition of "denomination" []

  • A large group of religious congregations united under a common faith and name and organized under a single administrative and legal hierarchy. (noun)
  • One of a series of kinds, values, or sizes, as in a system of currency or weights: Cash registers have compartments for bills of different denominations. The stamps come in 25¢ and 45¢ denominations. (noun)
  • A name or designation, especially for a class or group. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "denomination" in a sentence
  • "It seems like every election year my denomination is accused of secretly supporting the Democratic candidate, when all I hear from them is preaching of the Gospel."
  • "In the Army, the U.S. military's largest branch, the largest denomination is the Southern Baptist Convention, with roughly 450 active chaplains."
  • "Our denomination is fortunate to have leaders speaking out against such partisan groups misusing the Christian faith for nationalistic political goals."