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nominaladjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈnɑm·ə·nəl/
in ​name or ​thought, but not in ​reality: He’s the nominal ​head of the ​university.
(of a ​sum of ​money) very ​smallcompared to an ​expectedprice or ​value: There is a nominal ​fee for the ​workshop.
(Definition of nominal from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"nominal" in British English

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nominaladjective

uk   /ˈnɒm.ɪ.nəl/  us   /ˈnɑː.mə.nəl/
nominally
adverb uk   /ˈnɒm.ɪ.nəl.i/  us   /ˈnɑː.mə.nəl.i/
The ​province is nominally ​independent.
(Definition of nominal from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"nominal" in Business English

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nominaladjective

uk   us   /ˈnɒmɪnəl/
very ​small, or ​smaller than the usual ​amount: The ​hoteldevelopers will ​lease the ​land for a nominal ​fee . We ​pay our ​volunteers a nominal ​amount. The ​costsincurred to ​activate the new ​service would be nominal.
used to describe something that is said to be a particular thing, but is not actually that thing: Although he has ​retired, the ​company is still under his nominal ​control. He regarded this ​responsibility as purely nominal.
ECONOMICS a nominal ​amountrelates to ​prices or ​rates that are ​correct at the ​presenttime but do not show the ​effect of ​inflation: Merchandise ​imports have ​expanded significantly faster than ​worldtrade in both real and nominaldollarvalues.
(Definition of nominal from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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