Complete Definition of "nominal"

English
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Etymology
From the ME. nominalle "of nouns" < L. nominalis|nÅminÄlis "of names" < nomen|nÅmen "name".

Adjective
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  1. Of, resembling, relating to, or consisting of a name or names.
  2. Assigned to or bearing a person's name.
  3. Existing in name only.
  4. philosophy Of or relating to nominalism.
  5. Insignificantly small; trifling.

#: a nominal sum

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

#: The nominal voltage is 1.5 V, but the actual figure is usually higher.

  1. context|business 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.
  2. context|business Of, relating to, or being the rate of interest or return without adjustment for compounding or inflation.
  3. grammar Of or relating to a noun or word group that functions as a noun.

#: a nominal phrase

  1. context|engineering According to plan or design.

#: a nominal flight check

  1. economics Without adjustment to remove the effects of inflation; contrasted with real.

#:nominal wage
#:nominal GNP

  1. statistics Of a variable: having values whose order is insignificant.

Derived terms
nominal fee
nominally pos_adv

Translations
trans-top|of or relating to the presumed or approximate value
Czech: jmenovitý m
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trans-top|without adjustment to remove the effects of inflation
Czech: nominální m
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trans-top|having values whose order is insignificant
Czech: nominální m
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