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1. One who numbers.

2. (Science: mathematics) The term in a fraction which indicates the number of fractional units that are taken.

In a vulgar fraction the numerator is written above a line; thus, in the fraction 5/9 (five ninths) 5 is the numerator; in a decimal fraction it is the number which follows the decimal point. See Fraction.

Origin: L. Numerator: cf. F. Numerateur.

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5 best proofs of evolution

... the relativity 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 ...

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by AstusAleator
Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:50 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: 5 best proofs of evolution
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