denomination Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “denomination” in the English Dictionary

"denomination" in British English

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

denomination noun (RELIGIOUS GROUP)

[C, + sing/pl verb] a ​religiousgroup that has ​slightly different ​beliefs from other ​groups that ​share the same ​religion: Protestantism and ​RomanCatholicism are both denominations of the ​Christianfaith.

denomination noun (VALUE)

[C] a ​unit of ​value, ​especially of ​money: It always ​takestime to get used to the different denominations ofcoins when you go to a ​foreigncountry.
(Definition of denomination from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"denomination" in American English

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denominationnoun [C]

 us   /dɪˌnɑm·əˈneɪ·ʃən/

denomination noun [C] (RELIGIOUS GROUP)

a ​religiousgroup whose ​beliefsdiffer in some ​ways from other ​groups in the same ​religion: The ​petition was ​signed by ​clergy from over 20 ​Protestant denominations.

denomination noun [C] (VALUE)

a ​unit of ​value, esp. of ​money: The ​machines take ​coins of any denomination.
adjective [not gradable]  us   /dɪˌnɑm·əˈneɪ·ʃə·nəl/
He ​avoids denominational ​rivalries.
(Definition of denomination from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"denomination" in Business English

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denominationnoun [C]

uk   us   /dɪˌnɒmɪˈneɪʃən/ MONEY
a ​unit of ​valuestated on a ​coin, ​banknote, etc.: high/large denomination ​notes small/​low denomination ​coins
(Definition of denomination from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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