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1. One who, or that which, gives a name; origin or source of a name. This opinion that Aram . . . Was the father and denomination of the Syrians in general. (Sir W. Raleigh)

2. (Science: mathematics) That number placed below the line in vulgar fractions which shows into how many parts the integer or unit is divided.

thus, in 3/5, 5 is the denominator, showing that the integer is divided into five parts; and the numerator, 3, shows how many parts are taken.

3. (Science: mathematics) That part of any expression under a fractional form which is situated below the horizontal line signifying division.

in this sense, the denominator is not necessarily a number, but may be any expression, either positive or negative, real or imaginary.

Origin: cf. F. Denominateur.

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... that a gene is not an indivisible unit of information. So I'm saying that nature evolves as a whole in terms of this underlying fundamental common denominator, rather than in terms of one individual and/or species in competition with another. I’m not infatuated with the notion of energy, it’s simply ...

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... of it all renders the possibility of non-reality pointless. See what I'm saying? It's like having the same variable in both the numerator and the denominator. They cancel each other out. Until something empirically calls into question the reality of what we know, there's no point in speculating ...

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