Meaning of denominator

de•nom•i•na•tor

Pronunciation: (di-nom'u-nā"tur), [key]
— n.
  1. that term of a fraction, usually written under the line, that indicates the number of equal parts into which the unit is divided; divisor. Cf. numerator (def. 1).
  2. something shared or held in common; standard.
  3. a person or thing that denominates.
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