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

Synonyms:
appellation, appellative, designation
Types:
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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
Type of:
name
a language unit by which a person or thing is known

n 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
Type of:
NGO, nongovernmental organization
an organization that is not part of the local or state or federal government

n 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
Type of:
category, class, family
a collection of things sharing a common attribute

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