Antonyms for nominal

Grammar : Adj
Spell : nom-uh-nl
Phonetic Transcription : ˈnɒm ə nl

Definition of nominal

Origin :
  • early 15c., "pertaining to nouns," from Latin nominalis "pertaining to a name or names," from nomen (genitive nominis) "name," cognate with Old English nama (see name (n.)). Meaning "of the nature of names" (in distinction to things) is from 1610s. Meaning "being so in name only" first recorded 1620s.
  • adj supposed, theoretical
  • adj insignificant
Example sentences :
  • His imprisonment was intended to be little more than nominal.
  • Extract from : « Bunyan » by James Anthony Froude
  • Such was the character of the nominal peace which now existed.
  • Extract from : « Henry IV, Makers of History » by John S. C. Abbott
  • The land was let at a nominal rent, as being almost valueless.
  • Extract from : « The O'Donoghue » by Charles James Lever
  • These can be procured through any local dealer at a nominal sum.
  • Extract from : « Boy Scouts Handbook » by Boy Scouts of America
  • “Of course they can, if they must,” returned their nominal mistress.
  • Extract from : « Clare Avery » by Emily Sarah Holt
  • The Sultan claims to be the nominal owner of all the product of Sulu waters.
  • Extract from : « The Philippine Islands » by John Foreman
  • In 1878 gold and silver were worth their nominal relative values.
  • Extract from : « The Philippine Islands » by John Foreman
  • It brought a despatch to the Governor from the nominal acting-Gov.
  • Extract from : « The Philippine Islands » by John Foreman
  • I have no doubt that we could get any number of hides, at a nominal price, from the commissariat.
  • Extract from : « Under Wellington's Command » by G. A. Henty
  • It is necessary that he be represented here in some nominal capacity.
  • Extract from : « Torchy, Private Sec. » by Sewell Ford

Synonyms for nominal

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