Pronunciation: (di-nom"u-nā'shun),[key] —n. 1. a religious group, usually including many local churches, often larger than a sect: the Lutheran denomination. 2. one of the grades or degrees in a series of designations of quantity, value, measure, weight, etc.: He paid $500 in bills of small denomination. 3. a name or designation, esp. one for a class of things.
4. a class or kind of persons or things distinguished by a specific name.
5. the act of naming or designating a person or thing.