pertaining to or expressing a notion or idea.
of the nature
of a notion or idea: a notional response to the question.
abstract, theoretical, or speculative, as reflective thought.
not real or actual; ideal or imaginary: to create a notional world for oneself.
given to or full of foolish or fanciful ideas or moods.
6. Grammar. a.
relating to the meaning expressed by a linguistic form.
having full lexical meaning, in contrast to relational.
belonging to a class of words that express clear concepts rather than relations between concepts; presentive. Compare relational ( def 3 )
, symbolic ( def 4 )