numerator

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin numerātor.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: no͞oʹ-mər-ā'-tər, IPA(key): /ˈnuː.məɹ.ˌeɪ̯.təɹ/
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  • Rhymes: -uːməɹeɪtə(ɹ)

Noun[edit]

numerator (plural numerators)

  1. (arithmetic) The number or expression written above the line in a fraction (such as 1 in ½).
    Synonym: (obsolete) nominator
    Coordinate term: denominator
  2. An enumerator; someone who counts.

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See also[edit]

Other terms used in arithmetic operations:

Advanced hyperoperations: tetration, pentation, hexation



Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From numerō (count, reckon), from numerus (number).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

numerātor m (genitive numerātōris); third declension

  1. counter, numerator

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative numerātor numerātōrēs
Genitive numerātōris numerātōrum
Dative numerātōrī numerātōribus
Accusative numerātōrem numerātōrēs
Ablative numerātōre numerātōribus
Vocative numerātor numerātōrēs

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References[edit]

  • numerator in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • numerator in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette