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Meaning of NOTIONAL

Pronunciation:  'nowshunul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  not based on fact or investigation; "a notional figure of cost helps in determining production costs"; "speculative knowledge"
  2. [adj]  being or of the nature of a notion or concept; "a plan abstract and conceptional"; "to improve notional comprehension"; "a notional response to the question"
  3. [adj]  indulging in or influenced by fancy; "a fanciful mind"; "all the notional vagaries of childhood"
  4. [adj]  not based on fact; dubious; "the falsehood about some fanciful secret treaties"- F.D.Roosevelt; "a small child's imaginary friends"; "her imagined fame"; "to create a notional world for oneself"
  5. [adj]  (grammar) having descriptive value as distinguished from syntactic category; "sex is a notional category; gender is a syntactic one"

NOTIONAL is a 8 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: abstract, conceptional, creative, fanciful, ideational, imaginary, imagined, originative, speculative, theoretic, theoretical, unreal



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\No"tion*al\, a.
1. Consisting of, or conveying, notions or ideas; expressing
   abstract conceptions.

2. Existing in idea only; visionary; whimsical.

         Discourses of speculative and notional things.

3. Given to foolish or visionary expectations; whimsical;
   fanciful; as, a notional man.

Thesaurus Terms
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