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From nominal +‎ -ly.



nominally (not comparable)

  1. In a nominal manner; in name only.
    • 2019 August 14, A. A. Dowd, “Good Boys Puts a Tween Spin on the R-rated Teen Comedy, to Mostly Funny Effect”, in The A.V. Club[1], archived from the original on 4 March 2021:
      Of the group, Max (Room’s Jacob Tremblay) is the most nominally mature, at least biologically speaking; unlike his childhood companions, he’s entered the early throes of puberty, and spends a lot of his waking hours pining, rather chastely, for a classmate (Millie Davis).
  2. slightly
  3. As a noun.
    • 2013, Jeffrey Heath, Jewish and Muslim Dialects of Moroccan Arabic[2]:
      In Mauritanian Hassaniya, forms like lil-i can function nominally ('mine'), and accordingly have FeSg and Pl variants (lil-t-i, lwaayl-i), see DHF l.lxxv.
    • 2013, Peter de Bola, The Architecture of Concepts[3]:
      In the first phase, the grasp of an abstraction, the concept 'size' does not function nominally, rather it provides a way of thinking the quality of something.