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notional (comparative more notional, superlative most notional)
- Of, containing, or being a notion; mental or imaginary.
- Speculative, theoretical, not the result of research.
- This paper proposes a notional Federated Identity Management (FIM) architecture.
- (linguistics) Having descriptive value as opposed to a syntactic category.
- (finance) Used to indicate an estimate or a reference amount
- 2009 March 11, “Gold inches up on bargain hunt, ETF hits record”, in Ninemsn:
- Gold traded at $909.00 an ounce, up 0.2 percent from New York's notional close of $906.65 on Wednesday.
- 2009 March 3, “Harvard Accepts Higher Debt Costs as Bankers Profit”, in Bloomberg:
- Under the agreements, Harvard paid the banks fixed interest rates on a total notional amount of $3.52 billion in exchange for floating-rate payments from them.
- (informal) Full of ideas or imaginings.
- 1995, Walter D. Edmonds, In the Hands of the Senecas, page 137:
- She knew what Pete would say if she told him about it — he would say she was getting notional; and she did not want Pete to think of her as a notional woman. Notional women sometimes had a hard time marrying unless they had money.
- (of a notion): conceptual, ideal
- (being a notion): conceptual, ideal, imaginary
of, containing, or being a notion
notional (plural notionals)