noun Date: 1542 1. the part of a fraction that is above the line and signifies the number to be divided by the denominator 2. one that numbers

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  • Numerator — Nu mer*a tor, n. [L. numerator: cf. F. num[ e]rateur.] 1. One who numbers. [1913 Webster] 2. (Math.) The term in a fraction which indicates the number of fractional units that are taken. [1913 Webster] Note: In a vulgar fraction the numerator is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Numerator — may refer to:* A numeral used to indicate a count, particularly of the equal parts in a fraction For example, in 3/4, 3 is the numerator and 4 is the denominator.* A person who counts …   Wikipedia

  • numerator — (n.) 1540s, from L.L. numerator counter, numberer, agent noun from numerat , pp. stem of numerare to count, number, from numerus a number (see NUMBER (Cf. number) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • numerator — numèrātor (numerȃtor) m DEFINICIJA tehn. naprava za numeriranje, otiskivanje ili očitavanje brojeva; brojač, brojilo ETIMOLOGIJA vidi numera …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • numerator — [no͞o′mər āt΄ər, nyo͞o′mər āt΄ər] n. [LL < L numerare: see NUMBER] 1. a person or thing that numbers 2. Math. the term above or to the left of the line in a fraction [6 is the numerator of 6/ 7] …   English World dictionary

  • Numerātor — (lat.), der Zähler eines Bruches (s. Bruch, S. 471) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • numerator — numeratór, numeratóri, s.m. (înv.) numărător. Trimis de blaurb, 11.08.2006. Sursa: DAR …   Dicționar Român

  • numerator — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. mnż I, D. a, Mc. numeratororze {{/stl 8}}{{stl 20}} {{/stl 20}}{{stl 12}}1. {{/stl 12}}{{stl 7}} przyrząd biurowy przeznaczony do odbijania numerów kolejnych dokumentów {{/stl 7}}{{stl 20}} {{/stl 20}}{{stl 12}}2. {{/stl… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • numerator — ► NOUN ▪ the number above the line in a vulgar fraction showing how many of the parts indicated by the denominator are taken, e.g. 2 in 2 / 3 …   English terms dictionary

  • numerator — /nooh meuh ray teuhr, nyooh /, n. 1. Arith. the term of a fraction, usually above the line, that indicates the number of equal parts that are to be added together; the dividend placed over a divisor: The numerator of the fraction 2/3 is 2. Cf.… …   Universalium

  • numerator — UK [ˈnjuːməˌreɪtə(r)] / US [ˈnuməˌreɪtər] noun [countable] Word forms numerator : singular numerator plural numerators maths the number that appears above the line in a common fraction • See: denominator …   English dictionary

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