- of, relating to, or producing a noun or nouns: a nominal suffix.
- functioning as or like a noun.
Words nearby nominal
Origin of nominal
OTHER WORDS FROM nominalpre·nom·i·nal, adjectiveun·nom·i·nal, adjectiveun·nom·i·nal·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for nominal
But the fighting continues, and grows worse, despite a nominal ceasefire.
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
It doesn't actually matter very much in exactly what year the nominal Social Security trust fund is "exhausted".You're Doing it Wrong: Social Security Life Expectancy Calculations|Megan McArdle|January 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The nukes are in the hands of the generals; the civilian government has only nominal control.Pakistan’s Impossible Year: Elections, Army Intrigue, and More|Bruce Riedel|December 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
On the heads of the school, real and nominal, the strain was immeasurably greater.Regiment of Women|Clemence Dane
This made things worse and served as a nominal cause for war.Sweden|Victor Nilsson
In order to destroy Gladstone's majority of one hundred and sixty, at least eighty of his nominal followers must come over.Name and Fame|Adeline Sergeant
This, as above, is my second method for attracting Parliamentary support from the ranks of the nominal Opposition.Lord Randolph Churchill|Winston Spencer Churchill
M. Clemenceau was the nominal chairman, but in reality it was President Wilson who conducted the proceedings.The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference|Emile Joseph Dillon