1. One who numbers.
In a vulgar fraction the numerator is written above a line; thus, in the fraction 5/9 (five ninths) 5 is the numerator; in a decimal fraction it is the number which follows the decimal point. See Fraction.
Origin: L. Numerator: cf. F. Numerateur.
(01 Mar 1998)
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