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English definition of “nominal”


adjective [not gradable] (SMALL)   /ˈnɑm·ə·nəl/
(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 adjective (SMALL) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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