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From Old French denominacion, from Latin denominatio



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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