a. Of, resembling, relating to, or consisting of a name or names.
b. Assigned to or bearing a person's name: nominal shares.
a. Existing in name only; not real: "a person with a nominal religious position but no actual duties" (Leo Damrosch).
b. Insignificantly small; trifling: a nominal sum.
3. Philosophy Of or relating to nominalism.
4. Economics Of or relating to an amount or rate that is not adjusted for inflation.
5. Business Of or relating to the par value of a security rather than the market value.
6. Grammar Of or relating to a noun or word group that functions as a noun.
A word or group of words functioning as a noun.
[Middle English nominalle, of nouns, from Latin nōminālis, of names, from nōmen, nōmin-, name; see n-men- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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