denomination


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