De*nom`i*na"tion (?), n. [L.
denominatio metonymy: cf. F. dénomination a
naming.] 1. The act of naming or
2. That by which anything is denominated or
styled; an epithet; a name, designation, or title; especially, a
general name indicating a class of like individuals; a category; as,
the denomination of units, or of thousands, or of fourths, or
of shillings, or of tons.
Those [qualities] which are classed under the
denomination of sublime. Burke.
3. A class, or society of individuals, called
by the same name; a sect; as, a denomination of
Syn. -- Name; appellation; title. See Name.