# Emily Dickinson Lexicon

## Definition for NU'MER-A-TOR

NU-MER-A'TIONNU-MER'IC, or NU-MER'IC-AL

NU'MER-A-TOR, n.

- One that numbers.
- In arithmetic, the number in vulgar fractions which shows how many parts of a unit are taken. Thus when a unit is divided into 9 parts, and we take 5, we express it thus, that is, five ninths; 5 being the numerator, and 9 the denominator.

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