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nominal +‎ -ly



nominally (not comparable)

  1. In a nominal manner.
    • 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]:
      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.
    • (Can we date this quote?) [Google Books]
      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.
    • (Can we date this quote?) [Google Books]
      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.