from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To issue or express in terms of a given monetary unit: securities that are denominated in dollars or yen.
  • transitive v. To give a name to; designate.
  • adj. Of or relating to a quantity as a multiple of a unit: 12 in 12 pounds is denominate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To name
  • v. To specify a monetary unit

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having a specific name or denomination; specified in the concrete as opposed to abstract; thus, 7 feet is a denominate quantity, while 7 is mere abstract quantity or number. See Compound number, under compound.
  • transitive v. To give a name to; to characterize by an epithet; to entitle; to name; to designate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To name; give a name or epithet to; call.
  • Synonyms To call, style, entitle, designate, dub.
  • In arithmetic, denoting a number, and used with the name of the kind of unit treated of; qualifying: opposed to abstract.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. assign a name or title to


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Latin dēnōmināre, dēnōmināt- : dē-, de- + nōmināre, to name (from nōmen, nōmin-, name; see nŏ̄-men- in Indo-European roots).


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