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denomination


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Denomination  \De*nom`i*na"tion\,  n.  [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  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  denomination 
  n  1:  a  group  of  religious  congregations  having  its  own 
  organization  and  a  distinctive  faith 
  2:  identifying  word  or  words  by  which  someone  or  something  is 
  called  and  classified  or  distinguished  from  others  [syn:  {appellation}, 
  {designation},  {appellative}] 




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