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Etymology

From the Middle English nominalle "of nouns" < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] nōminālis "of names" < nōmen "name".

Adjective

nominal (not comparable)

Positive
nominal

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  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.
    He gave me only a nominal sum for my services.
  6. 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.
  7. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) 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.
  8. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Of, relating to, or being the rate of interest or return without adjustment for compounding or inflation.
  9. (grammar) Of or relating to a noun or word group that functions as a noun.
    This sentence contains a nominal phrase.
  10. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) According to plan or design; normal.
    We'll just do a nominal flight check.
  11. (economics) Without adjustment to remove the effects of inflation; contrasted with real.
    My employer does not understand how low my nominal wage is.
    The nominal GNP of this country is pretty low.
  12. (statistics) Of a variable: having values whose order is insignificant.

Noun

Singular
nominal

Plural
s

nominal (s)
  1. (grammar) A noun or word group that functions as a noun phrase.
    This sentence contains two nominals.

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French

Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:fr:Template:lang:la derivations]] nominalis

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /nɔ.mi.nal/

Adjective

nominal m. (f. nominale, m. plural nominaux, f. plural nominales)

  1. nominal

Noun

nominal m. (plural nominaux)

  1. nominal

Portuguese

Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:pt:Template:lang:la derivations]] nominalis

Adjective

nominal m. and f. (plural nominais)

  1. nominal

Romanian

Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:ro:Template:lang:la derivations]] nominalis

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [nomiˈnal]

Adjective

nominal 4 nom/acc forms

  1. nominal

Declension

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