1. The act of naming or designating.
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.
Those [qualities] which are classed under the denomination of sublime. --Burke.
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.
n 1: a group of religious congregations having its own
organization and a distinctive faith
2: 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 denominations"
3: identifying word or words by which someone or something is
called and classified or distinguished from others [syn: appellation,