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Meaning of denomination

de•nom•i•na•tion

Pronunciation: (di-nom"u-nā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. a religious group, usually including many local churches, often larger than a sect: the Lutheran denomination.
  2. one of the grades or degrees in a series of designations of quantity, value, measure, weight, etc.: He paid $500 in bills of small denomination.
  3. a name or designation, esp. one for a class of things.
  4. a class or kind of persons or things distinguished by a specific name.
  5. the act of naming or designating a person or thing.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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