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Borrowed from Old French denominacion, from Latin dēnōminātiō.

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denomination (countable and uncountable, plural denominations)

  1. (uncountable) The act of naming or designating.
  2. (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
  3. (countable) A class, or society of individuals, called by the same name; a sect or religious subgroup
    She follows the Ahmadiyya denomination of Islam.
  4. (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.

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