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English definition of “nominal”

nominal

adjective [not gradable]  /ˈnɑm·ə·nəl/ us  

nominal adjective [not gradable] (NOT IN REALITY)

in name or thought, but not in reality: He’s the nominal head of the university.

nominal adjective [not gradable] (SMALL)

(of a sum of money) very small compared to an expected price or value: There is a nominal fee for the workshop.
(Definition of nominal from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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