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de·nom·in·a·tor

(dĕ-nom'i-nā'tŏr),
The lower portion of a fraction used to calculate a rate or ratio; the population at risk in the calculation of a rate or ratio.

denominator

Epidemiology The lower part of a fraction used to calculate a rate or ratio; in a rate, the denominator is usually the population–or population experience, as in person-yrs, etc. at risk

denominator

the bottom line of a fraction; the base population on which population rates such as birth and death rates are calculated.
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Close inspection of the posttests also showed that when EAI students continued to make errors, many of the errors had to do with finding a common denominator.
6,7) We were unable to calculate rates for motorcycle travel because denominator data were not available.
Simply that proper fractions with N as denominator, where N has factors other than 2 or 5, will produce repeating sequences of length (N - 1) or less.
This QI is not risk-adjusted and the denominator is all residents, but is considered a sentinel health event.
The common denominator should be part of a common Arab objective.
Back in 1995 all the Djs were playing lowest common denominator handbag and happy house, but I wanted to do quality, cutting-edge music.
So, while it is important to keep the difference between the numerator and denominator of the degree ratio in mind, this should not significantly impair its usefulness as an indicator of progress at the national level.
Surveillance for infections in home care will require methods to identify appropriate numerator and denominator data for calculating infection rates for inter- and intra-agency comparison and benchmarks.
Excellent performance and productivity is measured and managed best through a careful understanding of the economics of an enterprise as reflected in a simple numerator and denominator.
Mr Ben Evans appeared to suggest in a radio interview that this had been their policy, saying: "We have been accused of having low standards and pandering to the lowest common denominator, but I don't apologise for that at all.
So, till decimalization becomes a reality, keep dividing the numerator by the denominator to determine that, say, 11/32 in a stock's price equals 0.
The fear was that giving buyers more information about what prices others are paying will drive market levels to the lowest common denominator.