denomination

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From Old French denominacion, from Latin denominatio

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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; a category; as, the denomination of units, or of thousands, or of fourths, or of shillings, or of tons.
  3. (countable) A class, or society of individuals, called by the same name; a sect or religious sub-goup; as, a religious denomination.
    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.

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