nominal

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From the Middle English nominalle (of nouns), borrowed from Latin nōminālis (of names), from nōmen (name).

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nominal (not comparable)

  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.
    a nominal difference
    • 1856 February, Thomas Babington Macaulay, Oliver Goldsmith, republished in 1865, The Miscellaneous Writings of Lord Macaulay, Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts and Green, page 300,
      At Edinburgh he passed eighteen months in nominal attendance on lectures, and picked up some superficial information about chemistry and natural history.
    • 2013 October 5, Joel Kotkin, “California’s New Feudalism Benefits a Few at the Expense of the Multitude”, in The Daily Beast[1]:
      In contrast to the traditionally conservative or libertarian ethos of the entrepreneurial class, the oligarchy is increasingly allied with the nominally populist Democratic Party and its regulatory agenda.
  4. (philosophy) Of or relating to nominalism.
  5. Insignificantly small.
    Synonym: 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.
    the nominal yield of a nuclear weapon
  7. (finance) 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. (finance) 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. (engineering) According to plan or design.
    Synonym: normal
    We'll just do a nominal flight check.
    Apart from the slightly high temperature, all the readings from the spacecraft are nominal.
  11. (economics) Without adjustment to remove the effects of inflation.
    Antonym: real
    My employer does not understand how low my nominal wage is.
    The nominal GNP of this country is pretty low.
    • 1991, Richard J. Gilbert, Regulatory Choices: A Perspective on Developments in Energy Policy, page 267,
      Comparisons of the costs of the Diablo Canyon plant with other nuclear power plants can be misleading because the available cost data are in nominal dollars and therefore include the toll of inflation over the construction periods.
    • 2001, Erich A. Helfert, Financial Analysis: Tools and Techniques: A Guide for Managers, page 467,
      This simple process allows us to convert nominal dollars into inflation-adjusted real dollars.
  12. (statistics, of a variable) Having values whose order is insignificant.
  13. (taxonomy) Of a species, the species name without consideration of whether it is a junior synonym or in reality consists of more than one biological species.
      • 2015 November 26, Mosè Manni et al., “Relevant genetic differentiation among Brazilian populations of Anastrepha fraterculus (Diptera, Tephritidae)”, in ZooKeys, volume 540, DOI:10.3897/zookeys.540.6713:
        Since then, a good deal of research has documented and concluded that the nominal species A. fraterculus actually comprises an unresolved complex of cryptic species.

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  • Afrikaans: nominaal

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Noun[edit]

nominal (plural nominals)

  1. (grammar) A noun or word group that functions as part of a noun phrase.
    This sentence contains two nominals.
  2. (grammar) A part of speech that shares features with nouns and adjectives.
  3. A number (usually natural) used like a name; a numeric code or identifier. (See nominal number on Wikipedia.)
    Numeric codes of characters used in programming are nominals.
  4. (Britain, police jargon) A person listed in the Police National Computer database as having been convicted, cautioned or recently arrested.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin nominalis.

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nominal (masculine and feminine plural nominals)

  1. nominal

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin nominalis.

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Adjective[edit]

nominal (feminine singular nominale, masculine plural nominaux, feminine plural nominales)

  1. nominal

Noun[edit]

nominal m (plural nominaux)

  1. nominal

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin nominalis.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /nomiˈnaːl/
  • Rhymes: -aːl
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

nominal (not comparable)

  1. nominal

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Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch nominaal, from French nominal, from Latin nominalis.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [noˈminal]
  • Hyphenation: no‧mi‧nal

Adjective[edit]

nominal

  1. nominal,
    1. existing in name only.
    2. insignificantly small.
    3. (grammar) of or relating to a noun or word group that functions as a noun.

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin nominalis.

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Adjective[edit]

nominal m or f (plural nominais, comparable)

  1. nominal

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Further reading[edit]

  • nominal” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French nominal, Latin nominalis.

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Adjective[edit]

nominal m or n (feminine singular nominală, masculine plural nominali, feminine and neuter plural nominale)

  1. nominal

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin nominalis.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /nomiˈnal/
  • Hyphenation: no‧mi‧nal

Adjective[edit]

nominal (plural nominales)

  1. nominal

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