[n_ˈɒ_m_ɪ_n_əl], [nˈɒmɪnə͡l], [nˈɒmɪnə‍l]

Definitions of nominal:

  1.   Nominally. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2.   Existing only in name; not real. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3.   Pertaining to a name: existing only in name: having a name. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4.   Existing in name only; consisting in names. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5.   Existing in name only; verbal. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6.   Pertaining to, or consisting of, a name or names; existing in name only; as, nominal authority or power. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Quotes for nominal:

  1. I maintain an ongoing survey of Internet Publishing and self publishing, so that it is now possible for any writer with a book to get it published at nominal cost or free, and to have it on sale at booksellers like Amazon. com. – Piers Anthony
  2. Sovereignty is a word that is used often but it has really no specific meaning. Sovereignty today is nominal Any number of countries that are sovereign are sovereign only nominally and relatively. – Zbigniew Brzezinski
  3. Balancing a nominal budget will solve nothing, and attempting to achieve such a spurious balance will produce much mischief. – William Vickrey
  4. The nominal budget is a poor indicator of the impact of government outlays and revenues. – William Vickrey

Usage examples for nominal:

  1. Surely you profess to have at least a nominal respect for the One who first uttered them!" ” – The Chautauqua Girls At Home by Pansy, AKA Isabella M. Alden
  2. It put them into a terrible rage, and they sent nominal provocations to different members of the Gun Club. ” – The Moon-Voyage by Jules Verne
  3. That, at least, was the nominal reason. ” – Rulers of India: Lord Clive by George Bruce Malleson
  4. And with this in view these clubs charge nominal sums for their privileges. ” – The Romance of a Great Store by Edward Hungerford
  5. “ " The rent will be almost nominal I replied. ” – Dross by Henry Seton Merriman
  6. “ Grenfell lets his patients pay in wood or fish or whatever they have, a value merely nominal compared with what they receive. ” – Grenfell: Knight-Errant of the North by Fullerton Waldo
  7. There seem to be relics of the other methods, which were however so closely akin to methods of forming nominal stems that they need not be discussed here. ” – The Dakotan Languages, and Their Relations to Other Languages by Andrew Woods Williamson
  8. Later in 1657, the Company threw open the freedom of the Company to the public for a nominal sum of five pounds. ” – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  9. The religious experience of such Negroes, therefore, was more nominal than rational. ” – The History of the Negro Church by Carter Godwin Woodson
  10. Of course, we'll find out his name, but I'll wager that when we get the nominal owner we won't be able to extract a thing from him in the way of actual facts." ” – Guy Garrick by Arthur B. Reeve

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