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Definitions of nominal

  1. A nominalist. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. A name; an appellation. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Nominally. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. being such in name only; "the nominal (or titular) head of his party" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. named; bearing the name of a specific person; "nominative shares of stock" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. insignificantly small; a matter of form only; "the fee was nominal"; "a token gesture of resistance"; (`tokenish' is informal as in"a tokenish gesture") Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. (grammar) "nominal phrase"; "noun phrase" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. insignificantly small; a matter of form only (`tokenish' is informal); "the fee was nominal"; "a token gesture of resistance"; "a tokenish gesture" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. being value in terms of specification on currency or stock certificates rather than purchasing power; "nominal or face value" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  10. pertaining to a noun or to a word group that functions as a noun; "nominal phrase"; "noun phrase" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. Of or pertaining to a name or names; having to do with the literal meaning of a word; verbal; as, a nominal definition. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Existing in name only; not real; as, a nominal difference. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Pertaining to, or consisting of, a name or names; existing in name only; as, nominal authority or power. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. Pertaining to a name: existing only in name: having a name. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. Existing only in name; not real. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. Pertaining to name; existing in name only; inconsiderable. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. Existing in name only; verbal. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. Existing in name only; consisting in names. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for nominal

  1. It put them into a terrible rage, and they sent nominal provocations to different members of the Gun Club. – The Moon-Voyage by Jules Verne
  2. It very rarely happens that the nominal price of labour universally falls, but we well know that it frequently remains the same, while the nominal price of provisions has been gradually increasing. – An Essay on the Principle of Population by Thomas Malthus
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