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denomination

noun uk   /dɪˌnɒm.ɪˈneɪ.ʃən/ us    /-ˌnɑː.mə-/

denomination noun (RELIGIOUS GROUP)

[C, + sing/pl verb] a religious group that has slightly different beliefs from other groups that share the same religion: Protestantism and Roman Catholicism are both denominations of the Christian faith.

denomination noun (VALUE)

[C] a unit of value, especially of money: It always takes time to get used to the different denominations of coins when you go to a foreign country.
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