Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to name; existing in name only; inconsiderable.

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Usage examples "nominal":

  1. He had taken her measure years before, but that made no difference to him, he never forgetting that she was his uncle's nominal daughter; that they had been sheltered by the same roof and that she therefore in a way belonged to his people. - "Peter A Novel of Which He is Not the Hero", F. Hopkinson Smith.
  2. It is upon this nominal essence, upon divisions of things according to attributes, that common speech rests, and if it involves many cross- divisions, this is because the divisions have been made for limited and conflicting purposes. - "Logic, Inductive and Deductive", William Minto.
  3. This was to be no mere nominal satisfaction of honour. - "Leaves in the Wind", A. G. Gardiner.