Definition of Nominal

1. Noun. A phrase that can function as the subject or object of a verb.

Exact synonyms: Nominal Phrase, Noun Phrase
Generic synonyms: Phrase

2. Adjective. Relating to or constituting or bearing or giving a name. "Taxable males as revealed by the nominal rolls"
Partainyms: Name

3. Adjective. Insignificantly small; a matter of form only ('tokenish' is informal). "A toknenish gesture"
Exact synonyms: Token, Tokenish
Similar to: Minimal, Minimum

4. Adjective. Pertaining to a noun or to a word group that functions as a noun. "Noun phrase"
Category relationships: Grammar
Partainyms: Noun

5. Adjective. Of, relating to, or characteristic of an amount that is not adjusted for inflation. "Nominal interest rates"
Category relationships: Economic Science, Economics, Political Economy
Antonyms: Real

6. Adjective. Named; bearing the name of a specific person. "Nominative shares of stock"
Exact synonyms: Nominative
Similar to: Specified

7. Adjective. Existing in name only. "The nominal (or titular) head of his party"
Exact synonyms: Titular
Similar to: Formal

Definition of Nominal

1. a. Of or pertaining to a name or names; having to do with the literal meaning of a word; verbal; as, a nominal definition.

2. n. A nominalist.

Definition of Nominal

1. Adjective. Of, resembling, relating to, or consisting of a name or names. ¹

2. Adjective. Assigned to or bearing a person's name. ¹

3. Adjective. Existing in name only. ¹

4. Adjective. (philosophy) Of or relating to nominalism. ¹

5. Adjective. Insignificantly small; trifling. ¹

6. Adjective. Of or relating to the presumed or approximate value, rather than the actual value. ¹

7. Adjective. (context: finance) Of, relating to, or being the amount or face value of a sum of money or a stock certificate, for example, and not the purchasing power or market value. ¹

8. Adjective. (context: finance) Of, relating to, or being the rate of interest or return without adjustment for compounding or inflation. ¹

9. Adjective. (grammar) Of or relating to a noun or word group that functions as a noun. ¹

10. Adjective. (context: engineering) According to plan or design; normal. ¹

11. Adjective. (economics) Without adjustment to remove the effects of inflation; ''contrasted with'' real. ¹

12. Adjective. (statistics of a variable) Having values whose order is insignificant. ¹

13. Noun. (grammar) A noun or word group that functions as a noun phrase. ¹

14. Noun. (grammar) A part of speech that shares features with nouns and adjectives. ¹

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Definition of Nominal

1. a word functioning as a noun [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Nominal

nomifensine maleate
nomina dubia
nomina nova
nomina nuda
nomina oblita
nominal (current term)
nominal aphasia
nominal clause
nominal clauses
nominal damages
nominal fee
nominal fees
nominal head
nominal ledger
nominal ledgers
nominal partner
nominal partners
nominal taxon
nominal type system
nominal type systems

Literary usage of Nominal

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"It was what the law defines aa a nominal partner ship. Pars. Part. 31. The nominal partnership once created, the right of either partner to bind the other ..."

2. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke (1803)
"... always the real as tuell as nominal ... if ever, any thing but barely the nominal ... always both real and nominal EJ/ence. § 4. 3. ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1906)
""The failure to give nominal damages, unless It be upon a matter which involves the settlement of a right other than the right to recover damages, ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"No property or nominal accounts are kept; therefore, no trial balance can be taken. It has been said that in single entry only one entry ..."

5. Principles of Economics by Alfred Marshall (1890)
"Real wages and nominal wages. Allowance must be made for variations in the | HI ... its nominal WAGES in the quantity of money The labourer is rich or poor, ..."

6. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences by New York Academy of Sciences (1917)
"nominal Incorporation nominal incorporation, the incorporation of the nominal object in the verbal complex, is not a typical process of ..."

7. A Treatise on Human Nature: Being an Attempt to Introduce the Experimental by David Hume, Thomas Hill Green, Thomas Hodge Grose (1882)
"It is the formation of 'nominal essences' that renders Only to general propositions possible, ' General certainty,' says nominal Locke, ' is never to be ..."

8. OECD Economic Surveys: Slovak Republic by OECD Staff (2005)
"nominal and real exchange rate trends Index 1999 Q1 = 100 150 140 150 Real ... relative CPIs nominal effective exchange rate nominal bilateral exchange rate ..."

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