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From Middle Dutch denominatie, from Middle French denomination, from Latin denominatio(a calling by anything other than the proper name, metonymy).


denominatie f ‎(plural denominaties, diminutive denominatietje n)

  1. (literally) A denomination, designation
  2. An organised faction or formal ideological tendency; especially as a result or a religious schism
    Terwijl het Catholicisme een Roomse monoliet blijft, is het Protestantisme vaak versplinterd in minoritaire denominaties
    While Catholicism remains a Roman monolith, Protestantism is often fractionated in minority denominations
  3. A monetary or other financial denomination, the nominal value on a coin, banknote, stock or bond
    Geldautomaten leveren vaak enkel grote denominaties as
    Cash dispensers often only deliver major denominations
    De sjieke onderneming geeft alleen aandelen en effecten uit in grote denominaties die weinig gewone beleggers zich kunnen veroorloven
    The posh company only issues shares and bonds in large denominations few ordinary investors can afford
  4. (obsolete) A (list of) nomination(s), e.g. as candidate
  5. (obsolete) A naming
  6. (obsolete) A constatation


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