[ UK /nˈɒmɪnə‍l/ ]
[ US /ˈnɑmənəɫ/ ]
  1. named; bearing the name of a specific person
    nominative shares of stock
  2. relating to or constituting or bearing or giving a name
    the Russian system of nominal brevity
    taxable males as revealed by the nominal rolls
    a nominal lists of priests
  3. existing in name only
    the nominal (or titular) head of his party
  4. insignificantly small; a matter of form only (`tokenish' is informal)
    the fee was nominal
    a token gesture of resistance
    a tokenish gesture
  5. of, relating to, or characteristic of an amount that is not adjusted for inflation
    nominal interest rates
    the nominal GDP
  6. pertaining to a noun or to a word group that functions as a noun
    nominal phrase
    noun phrase
  1. a phrase that can function as the subject or object of a verb
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How To Use nominal In A Sentence

  • Received telemetry data confirmed the initial phases of the mission to be nominal.
  •  Thin capitalisation - offshore jurisdictions tend not to impose \ "thin capitalisation\" rules on companies (except for regulated entities such as banks and insurance companies), allowing them to be formed with a purely nominal equity investment. Recently Uploaded Slideshows
  • The late S.M. Shukla, an authority on numismatics from Mumbai, gave him a big part of his collection for a nominal payment.
  • In such cases, the demonstrative (or argumental name) is interpreted as “a pronominal place marker” (op. cit., Names
  • It ought not to be news when a nominal price index reaches a new peak; it's what ought to happen. Times, Sunday Times
  • It's nominally a documentary, but not necessarily a wholly truthful one.
  • In the latter, the old three-way pronominal system followed its own course of development.
  • Of course, that all begs the question as to whether the athematic nom. sg. ending *-s and athematic pronominal nom./acc. (better "abs." for absolutive) sg. ending *-d are indeed from postclitic demonstratives/articles, as opposed to coming from some other source(s). Precising on a new rule to explain Pre-IE word-final voicing
  • RULERS OF EGYPT (1811-1953) Egypt remained nominally a province of the Ottoman Empire until Britain declared it a protectorate in 1914, but from 1805 it followed an increasingly independent course of development as a separate country. E. Egypt
  • The dollar amounts are nominal, but inflation is low here.
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