Definition of denominate in English:

denominate

Syllabification: de·nom·i·nate
Pronunciation: /dəˈnäməˌnāt
 
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verb

1 (be denominated) (Of sums of money) be expressed in a specified monetary unit: the borrowings were denominated in U.S. dollars
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  • Governments monopolize the supply of currency denominated in the national monetary unit.
  • It was already mentioned that the convertibility law sanctioned the validity of monetary contracts denominated in any currency.
  • It actually happened, among other places, where bank notes denominated in the billions, trillions, and quadrillions circulated in rapid succession in 1946.
2 [with object and complement] formal Call; name: the whole train was denominated a “bull-outfit.”
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  • The author, needless to say, remains quite attached to his ‘insight’ that there are two different senses of ‘a priori,’ one of which he denominates the ‘Kantian’ sense.
  • The name Peru was pervasive during the colonial period and was used to denominate the larger sections of the powerful viceroyalty of Lima.
  • But in reality, they lost their rights long before they were born, in an 1873 decision of the U.S. Supreme Court aptly denominated The Slaughter-House Cases.
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Origin

late Middle English (in the sense 'give a name to'): from Latin denominat- 'named', from the verb denominare, from de- 'away, formally' + nominare 'to name' (from nomen, nomin- 'name'). sense 1 dates from the mid 20th century.

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