Definition of Denomination

1. Noun. A group of religious congregations having its own organization and a distinctive faith.

Member holonyms: Congregation, Faithful, Fold, Believer, Worshiper, Worshipper
Generic synonyms: Ngo, Nongovernmental Organization
Specialized synonyms: Communion, Protestant Denomination
Derivative terms: Denominate



2. Noun. 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"
Generic synonyms: Category, Class, Family
Derivative terms: Denominate

3. Noun. Identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others.

Definition of Denomination

1. n. The act of naming or designating.

Definition of Denomination

1. Noun. The act of naming or designating. ¹

2. Noun. 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. ¹

3. Noun. A class, or society of individuals, called by the same name; a sect; as, a denomination of Christians. ¹

4. Noun. A unit in a series of units of weight, money, etc ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Denomination

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Denomination

denlike
denned
dennet
dennets
denning
denningite
denoised
denoising
denominable
denominal
denominally
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denominated
denominates
denominating
denomination (current term)
denominational
denominationalism
denominationalist
denominationalists
denominationally
denominations
denominative
denominatively
denominatives
denominator
denominators
denopamine
denormal
denormalisation

Literary usage of Denomination

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Reduction is the method of expressing quantities in a denomination lower or ... To reduce a higher denomination to a lower, multiply in succession by the ..."

2. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"He served on the Board of Foreign Missions of his denomination, on the Board of Directors of Union Theological Seminary, New York, ..."

3. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1905)
"With the money so donated, and -with other funds contributed by the members of the denomination there was erected on said lot a parsonage "for the use, ..."

4. The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by Isaac Smith Homans, William Buck Dana (1856)
"During the manufacture of the paper, when in a pulpy state, the characters or letters which indicate the denomination of the bill, whether " five," " ten," ..."

5. The Christian Examiner (1847)
"At least, we think their effect on our own denomination is decidedly beneficial. The excitement, which almost ..."

6. English Synonymes Explained in Alphabetical Order: With Copious by George Crabb (1881)
"NAME, APPELLATION, TITLE, denomination. NAME, v. To name. ... denomination is to particular bodies, what appellation is to an individual ; namely, ..."

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