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numerator


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Numerator  \Nu"mer*a"tor\,  n.  [L.  numerator:  cf  F. 
  num['e]rateur.] 
  1.  One  who  numbers. 
 
  2.  (Math.)  The  term  in  a  fraction  which  indicates  the  number 
  of  fractional  units  that  are  taken 
 
  Note:  In  a  vulgar  fraction  the  numerator  is  written  above  a 
  line  thus  in  the  fraction  5/9  (five  ninths)  5  is  the 
  numerator;  in  a  decimal  fraction  it  is  the  number  which 
  follows  the  decimal  point.  See  {Fraction}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  numerator 
  n  :  the  dividend  of  a  fraction 




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