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NOUN (1)

1. a phrase that can function as the subject or object of a verb;
[syn: noun phrase, nominal phrase, nominal]


1. relating to or constituting or bearing or giving a name;
- Example: "the Russian system of nominal brevity"
- Example: "a nominal lists of priests"
- Example: "taxable males as revealed by the nominal rolls"

2. insignificantly small; a matter of form only (`tokenish' is informal);
- Example: "the fee was nominal"
- Example: "a token gesture of resistance"
- Example: "a toknenish gesture"
[syn: nominal, token(a), tokenish]

3. pertaining to a noun or to a word group that functions as a noun;
- Example: "nominal phrase"
- Example: "noun phrase"

4. of, relating to, or characteristic of an amount that is not adjusted for inflation;
- Example: "the nominal GDP"
- Example: "nominal interest rates"

5. named; bearing the name of a specific person;
- Example: "nominative shares of stock"
[syn: nominative, nominal]

6. existing in name only;
- Example: "the nominal (or titular) head of his party"
[syn: nominal, titular]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nominal \Nom"i*nal\, a. [L. nominalis, fr. nomen, nominis, name. See Name.] 1. Of or pertaining to a name or names; having to do with the literal meaning of a word; verbal; as, a nominal definition. --Bp. Pearson. [1913 Webster] 2. Existing in name only; not real; as, a nominal difference. "Nominal attendance on lectures." --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 4. Hence: Insignificant; trifling; -- of prices or costs, as compared with the benefits gained; as, to pay a nominal sum for the data; a nominal fee. [PJC] 3. Within acceptable limits; as expected; as, the hydraulic lines are at nominal pressure; -- used mostly in aviation and space operations. [PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nominal \Nom"i*nal\, n. 1. A nominalist. [Obs.] --Camden. [1913 Webster] 2. (Gram.) A verb formed from a noun. [1913 Webster] 3. A name; an appellation. [1913 Webster] A is the nominal of the sixth note in the natural diatonic scale. --Moore (Encyc. of Music. ) [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

92 Moby Thesaurus words for "nominal": abstract noun, adherent noun, adjectival, adverbial, alleged, apparent, attributive, budget, byname, cheap, cognominal, collective noun, common noun, conjunctive, copulative, correct, diminutive, easy, economic, economy, epithetic, formal, frugal, functional, gerund, glossematic, grammatic, honorific, hypocoristic, hypostasis, in name only, inconsiderable, inexpensive, insignificant, insubstantial, intransitive, linking, low, low-priced, manageable, minimal, minor, minuscule, moderate, modest, nominative, noun, noun phrase, ostensible, participial, postpositional, prepositional, pretended, professed, pronominal, pronoun, proper noun, proposed, propositional, puppet, purported, quasi, quotation noun, reasonable, representational, seeming, self-called, self-christened, self-styled, sensible, shabby, shoddy, small, so-called, soi-disant, structural, substantive, supposed, supposititious, syntactic, tagmemic, tiny, titular, token, transitive, trifling, trivial, unexpensive, verbal, within means, worth the money, would-be