See also: dénomination
From Middle English denominacion, from Old French denominacion, from Latin dēnōminātiō.
denomination (countable and uncountable, plural denominations)
- (uncountable) The act of naming or designating.
- (countable) 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.
- 1837, L[etitia] E[lizabeth] L[andon], chapter VII, in Ethel Churchill: Or, The Two Brides. […], volume III, London: Henry Colburn, […], →OCLC, page 46:
- "Will you allow me to present Sir George Evelyn to you?—the most accomplished coquet that ever 'Dealt destruction round the land On all he judged a foe;' under which denomination he ranks all women."
- (countable, religion) A class, or society of individuals, called by the same name; a subdivision of a religion.
- 2011, Paul M. Collins; Barry A. Ensign-George, Denomination: Assessing an Ecclesiological Category, Bloomsbury Publishing, →ISBN, page 6:
- Denomination does more than create space in which to discern, however. It also provides a means for living out differing forms of a faithful Christian life.
- (countable) A unit in a series of units of weight, money, etc.
- What denomination is that money? They are all 50 euro notes.
- 1896, William Graham Sumner, chapter 11, in History of Banking in the United States:
- In 1823, a further issue of treasury notes was ordered to the amount of $100,000, in denominations of five to seventy-five cents, receivable for dues to the State.
act of naming, designation
name, designation, or title
class or society with the same name, a sect
unit in a series of units
- religious denomination on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- denomination (currency) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- “denomination”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
- “denomination”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.