Learn English – “Nominator” or “Numerator”?


Consider the fraction 3/7.

In Mathematics, "7" in the expression is called "denominator" of the fraction. But in the case of "3", some people call it "nominator", and some call it "numerator". Which one is true and more commonly used?

Best Answer

I was taught that "numerator" was the correct form. I have never heard "nominator" until now. Google Ngrams seems to agree.

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