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 for numerator
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Numerator \Nu"mer*a"tor\, n. [L. numerator: cf. F.
     1. One who numbers.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Math.) The term in a fraction which indicates the number
        of fractional units that are taken.
        [1913 Webster]
     Note: 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.
           [1913 Webster] Numeric

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the dividend of a fraction

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