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Pronunciation:  di`nâmu'neyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others
  2. [n]  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. [n]  a group of religious congregations having its own organization and a distinctive faith

DENOMINATION is a 12 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: appellation, appellative, designation
 See Also: believer, category, class, cognomen, communion, congregation, faithful, family, fold, moniker, name, nickname, organisation, organization, Protestant denomination, sobriquet, soubriquet, title, worshiper, worshipper



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\De*nom`i*na"tion\, n. [L. denominatio metonymy:
cf. F. d['e]nomination a naming.]
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.

         Those [qualities] which are classed under the
         denomination of sublime.              --Burke.

3. A class, or society of individuals, called by the same
   name; a sect; as, a denomination of Christians.

Syn: Name; appellation; title. See {Name}.

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