Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To issue or express in terms of a given monetary unit.
  • transitive verb To give a name to; designate.
  • adjective Of or relating to a quantity as a multiple of a unit.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To give a name to; to characterize by an epithet; to entitle; to name; to designate.
  • adjective 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To name
  • verb To specify a monetary unit

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

  • verb assign a name or title to

Etymologies

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).]

Examples

  • Modern day Christianity and Protestantism is very different, such is why they "denominate" to something different.

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  • Modern day Christianity and Protestantism is very different, such is why they "denominate" to something different.

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  • Applicants will have to tackle knotty subjects such as how departing countries will denominate their sovereign debt, the effects on Europe's banking system, and how to handle contracts denominated in euros.

    Overheard: Breakup Prize

  • Last month, regulators convened a public workshop to decide whether to denominate stock prices in riel, dollars or both.

    The Cambodian Case for Dollarization

  • Hedge funds have allowed investors to denominate holdings in gold, and exchange-traded funds backed by physical gold have become some of the most popular investment vehicles.

    Miner Gets Physical With Payout

  • We and our clients were later told we were the largest holders of Italian lira denominate bonds outside of Italy, and managed a pretty good few years out of that position.

    Why US Solvency Is Not An Issue

  • It began, “Chief among the number phases of lawlessness which first attracted attention in the South at the close of the Civil War was that of producing what government officials are wont to denominate illicit whiskey.”

    CHASING the WHITE DOG

  • It began, “Chief among the number phases of lawlessness which first attracted attention in the South at the close of the Civil War was that of producing what government officials are wont to denominate illicit whiskey.”

    CHASING the WHITE DOG

  • Beijing wants more companies to denominate their exports and imports in yuan instead of dollars.

    Freeing the Yuan

  • We and our clients were later told we were the largest holders of Italian lira denominate bonds outside of Italy, and managed a pretty good few years out of that position.

    Warren Mosler: Why US Solvency Is Not An Issue

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