# Dictionary Definition

numerator n : the dividend of a fraction

# User Contributed Dictionary

## English

### Noun

- The number or expression written above the line in a fraction.
- An enumerator; someone who counts things.

#### Related terms

#### Translations

in a fraction

# Extensive Definition

A numerator is a person who counts, also called a
tabulator, or a numeral used to indicate a count. The most common
use of the word today is to name the part of a fraction
that tells the number or count of equal parts. In the fraction
\frac\,, 3 is the numerator, and the fraction represents three
equal parts of a whole, each part being one fourth of the whole.
(Note that 4 is the denominator in this
example.)

## See also

numerator in Arabic: بسط

numerator in Aymara: Pachjata

numerator in Catalan: Numerador

numerator in Spanish: Numerador

numerator in French: Numérateur

numerator in Italian: Numeratore

numerator in Portuguese: Numerador

numerator in Thai: ตัวเศษ