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Meaning of NOMINAL

Pronunciation:  'nâmunl

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  being such in name only; "the nominal (or titular) head of his party"
  2. [adj]  named; bearing the name of a specific person; "nominative shares of stock"
  3. [adj]  insignificantly small; a matter of form only; "the fee was nominal"; "a token gesture of resistance"; (`tokenish' is informal as in"a tokenish gesture")
  4. [adj]  (economics) being value in terms of specification on currency or stock certificates rather than purchasing power; "nominal or face value"
  5. [adj]  (grammar) "nominal phrase"; "noun phrase"
  6. [adj]  relating to or constituting or bearing or giving a name; "the Russian system of nominal brevity"; "a nominal lists of priests"; "taxable males as revealed by the nominal rolls"
 

NOMINAL is a 7 letter word that starts with N.

 

 Synonyms: formal, minimal, minimum, nominative, specified, titular, token(a), tokenish
 
 Antonyms: real
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Nom"i*nal\, a. [L. nominalis, fr. nomen, nominis, name.
    See {Name}.]
    1. Of or pertaining to a name or names; having to do with the
       literal meaning of a word; verbal; as, a nominal
       definition. --Bp. Pearson.
    
    2. Existing in name only; not real; as, a nominal difference.
       ``Nominal attendance on lectures.'' --Macaulay.
    
    
  2. \Nom"i*nal\, n.
    1. A nominalist. [Obs.] --Camden.
    
    2. (Gram.) A verb formed from a noun.
    
    3. A name; an appellation.
    
             A is the nominal of the sixth note in the natural
             diatonic scale.                       --Moore
                                                   (Encyc. of
                                                   Music. )
    
    
 
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