AskDefine | Define denomination

Dictionary Definition



1 a group of religious congregations having its own organization and a distinctive faith
2 a class of one kind of unit in a system of numbers or measures or weights or money; "he flashed a fistful of bills of large denominations"
3 identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others [syn: appellation, designation, appellative]

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From denominatus, "named"



  1. The act of naming or designating.
  2. 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. A class, or society of individuals, called by the same name; a sect; as, a denomination of Christians.
  4. a unit in a series of units of weight, money, etc
What denomination is that money? They are all 50 euro notes.


act of naming, designation
  • Finnish: nimitys
  • French: dénomination
  • German: Benennung
name, designation, or title
  • Finnish: nimellisarvo
  • French: désignation
  • German: Bezeichnung
class or society with the same name, a sect
size of unit: money etc
  • Croatian: apoen
  • Greek: αξία (axía)

Extensive Definition

Denomination may refer to:
denomination in Bulgarian: Деноминация
denomination in Czech: Denominace (rozcestník)
denomination in Indonesian: Denominasi
denomination in Latvian: Denominācija
denomination in Russian: Деноминация
denomination in Simple English: Denomination
denomination in Slovenian: Denominacija
denomination in Serbian: Деноминација

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