Meaning of numerator


Pronunciation: (n'mu-rā"tur, ny'-), [key]
— n.
  1. the term of a fraction, usually above the line, that indicates the number of equal parts that are to be added together; the dividend placed over a divisor:Cf.(def. 1). The numerator of the fraction 23 is 2.
  2. a person or thing that numbers.
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