unnominal

nominal

[nom-uh-nl]
adjective
1.
being such in name only; so-called; putative: a nominal treaty; the nominal head of the country.
2.
(of a price, consideration, etc.) named as a mere matter of form, being trifling in comparison with the actual value; minimal.
3.
of, pertaining to, or constituting a name or names.
4.
Grammar.
a.
of, pertaining to, or producing a noun or nouns: a nominal suffix.
b.
functioning as or like a noun.
5.
assigned to a person by name: nominal shares of stock.
6.
containing, bearing, or giving a name or names.
7.
(of money, income, or the like) measured in an amount rather than in real value: Nominal wages have risen 50 percent, but real wages are down because of inflation.
8.
Aerospace. performing or achieved within expected, acceptable limits; normal and satisfactory: The mission was nominal throughout.
9.
Slang. done smoothly as expected: The space shot was nominal, proceeding without a hitch.
noun
10.
Grammar. a word or group of words functioning as a noun.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English nominalle of a noun < Latin nōminālis of, belonging to a name, nominal, equivalent to nōmin- (stem of nōmen; see nomen) + -ālis -al1

prenominal, adjective
unnominal, adjective
unnominally, adverb


1. titular, formal.
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nominal (ˈnɒmɪnəl)
 
adj
1.  in name only; theoretical: the nominal leader
2.  minimal in comparison with real worth or what is expected; token: a nominal fee
3.  of, relating to, constituting, bearing, or giving a name
4.  grammar of or relating to a noun or noun phrase
 
n
5.  grammar a nominal element; a noun, noun phrase, or syntactically similar structure
6.  bell-ringing the harmonic an octave above the strike tone of a bell
 
[C15: from Latin nōminālis of a name, from nōmen name]
 
'nominally
 
adv

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nominal
c.1430, "pertaining to nouns," from L. nominalis "pertaining to a name or names," from nomen (gen. nominis) "name," cognate with O.E. nama (see name). Meaning "of the nature of names" (in distinction to things) is from 1620. Meaning "being so in name only" first recorded 1624.
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