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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DENOMINATION, n.
1. The act of naming.
2. A name or appellation; a vocal sound, customarily used to express a thing or a quality, in discourse; as, all man fall under the denomination of sinners; actions fall under the denomination of good or bad.
3. A class, society or collection of individuals, called by the same name; as a denomination of christians.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a group of religious congregations having its own organization and a distinctive faith
2: a class of one kind of unit in a system of numbers or measures or weights or money; "he flashed a fistful of bills of large denominations"
3: identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others [syn: appellation, denomination, designation, appellative]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 15th century 1. an act of denominating 2. a value or size of a series of values or sizes (as of money) 3. name, designation; especially a general name for a category 4. a religious organization whose congregations are united in their adherence to its beliefs and practices denominational adjective denominationally adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a Church or religious sect. 2 a class of units within a range or sequence of numbers, weights, money, etc. (money of small denominations). 3 a a name or designation, esp. a characteristic or class name. b a class or kind having a specific name. 4 the rank of a playing-card within a suit, or of a suit relative to others. Phrases and idioms: denominational education education according to the principles of a Church or sect. Derivatives: denominational adj. Etymology: ME f. OF denomination or L denominatio (as DENOMINATE)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(denominations) 1. A particular denomination is a particular religious group which has slightly different beliefs from other groups within the same faith. Acceptance of women preachers varies greatly from denomination to denomination. N-COUNT 2. The denomination of a banknote or coin is its official value. ...a pile of bank notes, mostly in small denominations. N-COUNT

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Name, title, style, designation, appellation. 2. Class, kind, sort. 3. Sect, school.

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