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ADJECTIVE (4)

1. not based on fact; unreal;
- Example: "the falsehood about some fanciful secret treaties"- F.D.Roosevelt
- Example: "a small child's imaginary friends"
- Example: "to create a notional world for oneself"
[syn: fanciful, imaginary, notional]

2. not based on fact or investigation;
- Example: "a notional figure of cost helps in determining production costs"
- Example: "speculative knowledge"
[syn: notional, speculative]

3. indulging in or influenced by fancy;
- Example: "a fanciful mind"
- Example: "all the notional vagaries of childhood"
[syn: fanciful, notional]

4. being of the nature of a notion or concept;
- Example: "a plan abstract and conceptional"
- Example: "to improve notional comprehension"
- Example: "a notional response to the question"
[syn: conceptional, ideational, notional]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Notional \No"tion*al\, a. 1. Consisting of, or conveying, notions or ideas; expressing abstract conceptions. [1913 Webster] 2. Existing in idea only; visionary; whimsical. [1913 Webster] Discourses of speculative and notional things. --Evelyn. [1913 Webster] 3. Given to foolish or visionary expectations; whimsical; fanciful; as, a notional man. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

notional adj 1: not based on fact; unreal; "the falsehood about some fanciful secret treaties"- F.D.Roosevelt; "a small child's imaginary friends"; "to create a notional world for oneself" [syn: fanciful, imaginary, notional] 2: not based on fact or investigation; "a notional figure of cost helps in determining production costs"; "speculative knowledge" [syn: notional, speculative] 3: indulging in or influenced by fancy; "a fanciful mind"; "all the notional vagaries of childhood" [syn: fanciful, notional] 4: being of the nature of a notion or concept; "a plan abstract and conceptional"; "to improve notional comprehension"; "a notional response to the question" [syn: conceptional, ideational, notional]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

87 Moby Thesaurus words for "notional": Gothic, abstract, academic, arbitrary, armchair, baroque, bizarre, brain-born, capricious, conceptive, conceptual, conjectural, cranky, creative, crotchety, dream-built, esemplastic, extravagant, fancied, fanciful, fancy-born, fancy-built, fancy-woven, fantasied, fantasque, fantastic, fecund, fertile, fictive, flaky, florid, freakish, germinal, grotesque, harebrained, humorsome, hypothetic, ideal, ideational, ideative, ideological, illusory, imaginary, imaginational, imaginative, imagined, impractical, ingenious, inspired, inventive, kinky, maggoty, moody, moot, motiveless, nonexistent, original, originative, outlandish, petulant, postulatory, pregnant, preposterous, productive, prolific, quirky, rococo, seminal, shadowy, shaping, speculative, supposititious, teeming, temperamental, theoretical, unactual, unreal, unreasonable, unrestrained, vagarious, vagrant, visional, visioned, wanton, wayward, whimsical, wild