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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Denomination \De*nom`i*na"tion\, n. [L. denominatio metonymy: cf. F. d['e]nomination a naming.] 1. The act of naming or designating. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Those [qualities] which are classed under the denomination of sublime. --Burke. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]