# numerator

[ noo-muh-rey-ter, nyoo- ]SEE DEFINITION OF numerator

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## EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR NUMERATOR

There was a numerator, and that was Hugh; there was a nought below and that was she.

The denominator of decimals is never written, the dot placed before the first figure of the numerator expressing its value.

A vulgar fraction is reduced to a decimal by dividing the numerator (increased sufficiently with ciphers) by the denominator.

One factor in the numerator and one in the denominator make a “pair” of factors.

It is indicated at the extreme right of the numerator in the classification.

What is the difference between the numerator and the denominator?

What have we done with the numerator and denominator in every case?

Happiness, said Carlyle, is as the value of a common fraction, which results from dividing the numerator by the denominator.

The fools are eternally trying to get happiness by multiplying the numerator, the wise divide the denominator.

If the numerator is a multiple of 5, the fraction represents twentieths.

## WORD ORIGIN

1540s, from Late Latin numerator "counter, numberer," agent noun from numerat-, past participle stem of numerare "to count, number," from numerus "a number" (see number (n.)).

## MORE RELATED WORDS FOR NUMERATOR

### common denominator

nouncommon factor

### number

noununit of the mathematical system

### numbers

noununit of the mathematical system
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