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Adjective: nominal  nó-mi-nul
  1. Relating to, constituting, bearing or giving a name
    "the Russian system of nominal brevity"; "a nominal list of priests"; "taxable males as revealed by the nominal rolls"
     
  2. Insignificantly small; a matter of form only ('tokenish' is informal)
    "the fee was nominal";
    - token, tokenish
     
  3. (grammar) pertaining to a noun or to a word group that functions as a noun
    "nominal phrase"
     
  4. (economics) of, relating to, or characteristic of an amount that is not adjusted for inflation
    "the nominal GDP"; "nominal interest rates"
     
  5. Named; bearing the name of a specific person
    - nominative
     
  6. Existing in name only
    "the nominal head of his party";
    - titular
Noun: nominal  nó-mi-nul
  1. A phrase that can function as the subject or object of a verb
    - noun phrase, nominal phrase

Derived forms: nominals

See also: formal, minimal, minimum, specified

Type of: phrase

Antonym: real

Encyclopedia: Nominal