nominal

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈnɒm.ɪnl̩/
  • (US) IPA: /ˈnɑm.ɪnl̩/

Adjective[change]

Positive
nominal

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. (usually before a noun) The nominal price, rate, or wage is the one before adjustments to reflect the true value.
    GDP grew at a nominal rate of 3.4%, or 1.4% after adjusting for inflation.
  2. (usually before a noun) A nominal position, change, etc. is one in name only, without reflection what actually happens.
    They gained nominal independence from Britain in 1941, but Britain continued to exercise a good deal of control for years.
  3. (usually before a noun) A nominal sum, fee, charge, gift, etc. is a small one compared to the true value.
    He lives with his parents who only charge him a nominal rent.
  4. (usually before a noun) (linguistics) A nominal form, position, phrase, etc. is related to nouns.
    The nominal form of the word is aki.

Noun[change]

Singular
nominal

Plural
nominals

  1. (linguistics) A nominal is a noun or phrase that functions as head of a noun phrase.
    This sentence contains two nominals.
  2. (linguistics) A nominal is a word or phrase that shares features with nouns.

Related words[change]