adjective /ˈnɑːmɪnl/
  1. being something in name only, and not in reality
    • the nominal leader of the party
    • He remained in nominal control of the business for another ten years.
    • The shares were sold for well below their nominal value.
    • Civil and political rights might be purely nominal in character.
  2. (of a sum of money) very small and much less than the normal cost or charge
    • We only pay a nominal rent.
    • We make a nominal charge for use of the tennis courts.
    • The amounts involved are nominal.
  3. (grammar) connected with a noun or nouns
Origin: late 15th cent. (as a term in grammar): from Latin nominalis, from nomen, nomin- ‘name’.

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