- of, relating to, or producing a noun or nouns: a nominal suffix.
- functioning as or like a noun.
Origin of nominal
OTHER WORDS FROM nominalpre·nom·i·nal, adjectiveun·nom·i·nal, adjectiveun·nom·i·nal·ly, adverb
Words nearby nominal
How to use nominal in a sentence
That said, his effect on the Hornets’s offense has been more than nominal.Gordon Hayward Got Paid Like An All-Star. He’s Playing Like One, Too.|Jared Dubin|February 17, 2021|FiveThirtyEight
The climate Cabinet is much larger than just the nominal climate team, because almost every Cabinet job is actually a climate job.
That’s thanks to a so-called 20% “promote,” which gives the sponsors of the deal, or those who formed the SPAC in the first place, 20% of the shares of the SPAC itself for a nominal price.
So if Democrats managed to win the Senate, they could try to preempt the Supreme Court by changing the penalty to a nominal sum like $1, or repealing the individual mandate entirely.What Happens If the Supreme Court Overturns Obamacare?|Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux (Amelia.Thomson-DeVeaux@abc.com)|November 10, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
The share prices of Apple and Tesla are at all-time highs—buying in now is expensive, at least historically speaking, no matter what the nominal share price says.Investors riding high on Apple and Tesla stock splits could get clipped, data shows|rhhackettfortune|August 31, 2020|Fortune
But the fighting continues, and grows worse, despite a nominal ceasefire.
By contrast, incumbent Democrat Pat Quinn only faced nominal opposition in his primary.Illinois’s Mitt Romney Takes On Rod Blagojevich’s Successor|Ben Jacobs|March 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Its nominal charter was publishing, more or less quarterly, a humor magazine.Doug Kenney: The Odd Comic Genius Behind ‘Animal House’ and National Lampoon|Robert Sam Anson|March 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It's common to view a nominal commitment to a Palestinian state as a public relations tactic.Israel's Political Process Sabotages Peace Efforts, But There Is A Constituency For Peace|Matt Lerner|November 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Since WWII, the US unemployment rate has averaged 8% when the short-term nominal T-bill rate is 2% or lower.
He was young to be a colonel, but the title was merely nominal and complimentary, and not given for any service to his country.The Cromptons|Mary J. Holmes
The nominal intendente da policia is also the supreme judge in criminal cases.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil|Maria Graham
The rule of the King, nominal within the walls of his own palace, was laughed at in the city and ignored beyond its walls.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
Four nominal species of the genus Pipistrellus are currently recognized in North America.A Synopsis of the American Bats of the Genus Pipistrellus|Walter W. Dalquest
Adiutrix for work elsewhere, it recalled both governor and legion, and gave up the more northerly of his nominal conquests.