Numerator

What is Numerator?

Numerator definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
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Arithmetic. the term of a fraction, usually above the line, that indicates the number of equal parts that are to be added together; the dividend placed over a divisor: The numerator of the fraction 2/3 is 2.Compare denominator(def 1).
a person or thing that numbers.

RELATED WORDSsum, total, figure, statistic, count, digit, emblem, prime, symbol, character, sign, cipher, cardinal, fraction, representation, numeral, ordinal, googol, integer, denominator

 

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What is numerator?

numerator is 1). The upper portion of a fraction used to calculate a rate or ratio. 2). For a performance measure, the cases in the denominator group that experience events specified in a review criterion.

 

source: A GLOSSARY OF TERMS FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE AND SERVICES FOR OLDER PERSONS. World Health Organization, 2004.

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