Meaning of denomination

denomination




A denomination is a way of classifying things — it names the type or value of something. Denomination often refers to money. For example, $20 bills are of the same denomination.

When denomination is applied to money, you’ll often hear the terms “lower denomination” or “higher denomination.” If you hand the cashier a $50 bill to pay for your latte, she might ask if you have a bill in a lower denomination — she’s asking for a smaller bill, like a $5 or a $10. Denomination can apply to other things that are categorized by type, such as playing cards or groups within the same religious tradition.

Definitions of denomination
  1. noun

    identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others

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    appellation, appellative, designation

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    street name

    an alternative name that a person chooses or is given (especially in inner city neighborhoods)
    byname, cognomen, moniker, nickname, sobriquet, soubriquet

    a familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person’s given name)
    form of address, title, title of respect

    an identifying appellation signifying status or function: e.g. `Mr.’ or `General’
    title

    an appellation signifying nobility
    Aga, Agha

    title for a civil or military leader (especially in Turkey)
    Defender of the Faith

    a title that Leo X bestowed on Henry VIII and later withdrew; parliament restored the title and it has been used by English sovereigns ever since
    Don

    a Spanish courtesy title or form of address for men that is prefixed to the forename
    Dona

    a Spanish courtesy title or form of address for a woman
    Frau

    a German courtesy title or form of address for an adult woman
    Fraulein

    a German courtesy title or form of address for an unmarried woman
    Hakham

    a Hebrew title of respect for a wise and highly educated man
    Herr

    a German courtesy title or form of address for a man
    Miss

    a form of address for an unmarried woman
    Mister, Mr, Mr.

    a form of address for a man
    Mrs, Mrs.

    a form of address for a married woman
    Ms, Ms.

    a form of address for a woman
    Rabbi

    a Hebrew title of respect for a Jewish scholar or teacher
    Reverend

    a title of respect for a clergyman
    Senor

    a Spanish title or form of address for a man; similar to the English `Mr’ or `sir’
    Senora

    a Spanish title or form of address for a married woman; similar to the English `Mrs’ or `madam’
    Senorita

    a Spanish title or form of address used to or of an unmarried girl or woman; similar to the English `Miss’
    Signora

    an Italian title or form of address for a married woman
    Signorina

    an Italian title or form of address for an unmarried woman
    Very Reverend

    a title of respect for various ecclesiastical officials (as cathedral deans and canons and others)
    Lordship

    a title used to address any British peer except a duke and extended to a bishop or a judge
    Ladyship

    a title used to address any peeress except a duchess
    baronetcy

    the title of a baron
    viscountcy

    the title of a viscount
    Father, Padre

    `Father’ is a term of address for priests in some churches (especially the Roman Catholic Church or the Orthodox Catholic Church); `Padre’ is frequently used in the military
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    name

    a language unit by which a person or thing is known

  2. noun

    a group of religious congregations having its own organization and a distinctive faith

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    communion

    (Christianity) a group of Christians with a common religious faith who practice the same rites
    Protestant denomination

    group of Protestant congregations
    Christian Church, Disciples of Christ

    a Protestant church that accepts the Bible as the only source of true Christian faith and practices baptism by immersion
    Anglican Church, Anglican Communion, Church of England

    the national church of England (and all other churches in other countries that share its beliefs); has its see in Canterbury and the sovereign as its temporal head
    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Mormon Church, Mormons

    church founded by Joseph Smith in 1830 with headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah
    Baptist Church, Baptists

    any of various evangelical Protestant churches that believe in the baptism of voluntary believers
    Baptist denomination

    group of Baptist congregations
    Christian Science, Church of Christ Scientist

    Protestant denomination founded by Mary Baker Eddy in 1866
    Congregational Church

    a Protestant denomination holding that each individual congregation should be self-governing
    Congregational Christian Church

    merger of the Congregational Church and the Christian Church
    Evangelical and Reformed Church

    a Protestant denomination of Calvinist faith
    United Church of Christ

    merger of the Congregational Christian Church and the Evangelical and Reformed Church in 1957
    Jehovah’s Witnesses

    Protestant denomination founded in the United States by Charles Taze Russell in 1884
    Lutheran Church

    the Protestant denomination adhering to the views of Martin Luther
    Presbyterian Church

    the Protestant denomination adhering to the views of John Calvin
    Unitarian Church

    the Protestant denomination that rejects the doctrine of the Trinity
    Arminian Church

    the Protestant denomination adhering to the views of Jacobus Arminius
    Methodist Church, Methodists

    a Protestant denomination founded on the principles of John Wesley and Charles Wesley
    Methodist denomination

    group of Methodist congregations
    Anabaptist denomination

    a Protestant sect denying infant baptism and baptising only believers
    Mennonite Church

    formed from the Anabaptist movement in the 16th century; noted for its simplicity of life
    Assemblies of God

    a charismatic Protestant denomination in the United States
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    NGO, nongovernmental organization

    an organization that is not part of the local or state or federal government

  3. noun

    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
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    category, class, family

    a collection of things sharing a common attribute

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