Denomination

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Denomination \De*nom'i*na"tion\, noun [L. denominatio metonymy: cf. F. d['e]nomination a naming.]

1. The act of naming or designating.

2. That by which anything is denominated or styled; an epithet; a name, designation, or title; especially, a general name indicating a class of like individuals; a category; as, the denomination of units, or of thousands, or of fourths, or of shillings, or of tons.

Those [qualities] which are classed under the denomination of sublime. --Burke.

3. A class, or society of individuals, called by the same name; a sect; as, a denomination of Christians.

Syn: Name; appellation; title. See {Name}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

denomination

noun

1: a group of religious congregations having its own organization and a distinctive faith

2: a class of one kind of unit in a system of numbers or measures or weights or money; "he flashed a fistful of bills of large denominations"

3: identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others [syn: {appellation}, {denomination}, {designation}, {appellative}]


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