Definition of Notional

1. Adjective. Not based on fact; unreal. "To create a notional world for oneself"

Exact synonyms: Fanciful, Imaginary
Similar to: Unreal



2. Adjective. Not based on fact or investigation. "Speculative knowledge"
Exact synonyms: Speculative
Similar to: Theoretic, Theoretical
Derivative terms: Speculate, Speculate, Speculativeness

3. Adjective. Indulging in or influenced by fancy. "All the notional vagaries of childhood"
Exact synonyms: Fanciful
Similar to: Creative, Originative

4. Adjective. Being of the nature of a notion or concept. "A notional response to the question"
Exact synonyms: Conceptional, Ideational
Similar to: Abstract
Derivative terms: Conception, Ideation, Notion

Definition of Notional

1. a. Consisting of, or conveying, notions or ideas; expressing abstract conceptions.

Definition of Notional

1. Adjective. Of, containing, or being a notion; mental or imaginary. ¹

2. Adjective. Speculative, theoretical, not the result of research. ¹

3. Adjective. (linguistics) Having descriptive value as opposed to a syntactic category. ¹

4. Adjective. (finance) (non-gloss definition Used to indicate an estimate or a reference amount) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Notional

1. notion [adj] - See also: notion

Medical Definition of Notional

1. 1. Consisting of, or conveying, notions or ideas; expressing abstract conceptions. 2. Existing in idea only; visionary; whimsical. "Discourses of speculative and notional things." (Evelyn) 3. Given to foolish or visionary expectations; whimsical; fanciful; as, a notional man. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Notional

notif
notifiable
notifiable disease
notification
notification area
notifications
notified
notifier
notifiers
notifies
notifs
notify
notifying
noting
notion
notional (current term)
notional amount
notionalities
notionality
notionally
notionate
notionist
notionists
notions
notions counter
notist
notists
notitia
notitia criminis
notitiae

Literary usage of Notional

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

1. Sensor Systems for Biological Agent Attacks: Protecting Buildings and by Bmed, National Research Council (U.S.), ebrary, Inc (2005)
"These notional examples highlight several important points: . ... S These notional systems have been carefully prepared and are presented in terms of ..."

2. Philological Studies: With English Illustrations by Josiah Willard Gibbs, Karl Ferdinand Becker (1857)
"By notional words he understands words which express notions, or general abstract conceptions; ... The notional adverb, which expresses the manner, time, ..."

3. An Indexed Synopsis of the "Grammar of Assent" by John Joseph Toohey (1906)
"notional ASSENT: notional assent is an assent given to a notion, 39 (vide NOTION); vide PROFESSION, CREDENCE, OPINION, PRESUMPTION, and SPECULATION; ..."

4. Rational Psychology: Or, The Subjective Idea and the Objective Law of All by Laurens Perseus Hickok (1854)
"It is not a little amusing to watch the delusions induced by this ambiguous use of the phenomenal and the notional, from the position we have now attained, ..."

5. The Works of George Berkeley, D.D., Bishop of Cloyne by George Berkeley, John Dewey, Ferdinand Gregorovius, George Sampson, Annie Hamilton, Arthur James Balfour Balfour (1898)
"Effects of luxury : virtue, whether notional ? 13. Pleasure of sense. 14. What sort of pleasure most natural to man. 15. Dignity of human nature. 16. ..."

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