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English definition of “nominal”

nominal

adjective uk   /ˈnɒm.ɪ.nəl/ us    /ˈnɑː.mə-/

nominal adjective (NOT REALLY)

in name or thought but not in fact or not as things really are: She's the nominal head of our college - the real work is done by her deputy.True, real, false, and unreal

nominal adjective (SMALL)

describes an amount of money that is very small compared to an expected price or value: a nominal sum/charge For a nominal fee, they will deliver orders to customers' homes.Costing or worth little or no money

nominal adjective (GRAMMAR)

specialized language relating to a noun
nominally
adverb uk   /-i/ us  
The province is nominally independent.True, real, false, and unreal
(Definition of nominal from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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