Denomination

De*nom`i*na"tion

(?), n. [L. denominatio metonymy: cf. F. dnomination 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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