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denomination
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Gulliver's Travels
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  • He showed me also, in one of his books, the figures of the sun, moon, and stars, the zodiac, the tropics, and polar circles, together with the denominations of many plains and solids.
  • As every person called up made exactly the same appearance he had done in the world, it gave me melancholy reflections to observe how much the race of human kind was degenerated among us within these hundred years past; how the pox, under all its consequences and denominations had altered every lineament of an English countenance; shortened the size of bodies, unbraced the nerves, relaxed the sinews and muscles, introduced a sallow complexion, and rendered the flesh loose and rancid.

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as in: the Baptist denomination Define
a group of religious congregations (such as churches, temples, masques...) sharing distinctive beliefs and belonging to the same organization or more rarely (and less formally): any categorization of people
as in: bills of a large denomination Define
a shared value printed on different pieces of currency -- such as $20 bills or more rarely: a unit of measure belonging to other systems of measurement
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