- relating to the meaning expressed by a linguistic form.
- having full lexical meaning, in contrast to relational.
Examples from the Web for notional
Panetta was no fan of Blair, whom he called his “notional boss” inside the intelligence community.Obama’s Ex-CIA Chief Slams White House for ‘Hesitation and Half Steps’|Josh Rogin|October 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Once, in a moment of grace, I allowed myself to imagine a notional platform for such a party.
The nation bleeds but we seem to have a president for whom emotion is notional.
Illiquidity was not a problem when notional prices went up in the boom years.
When credit became less available in the financial meltdown, these alternative investments rapidly shed their notional value.
General maxims, unless they be formed upon both, will be but notional, v.10.Essay on Man|Alexander Pope
The governments of these smoking nations are not likely to be notional on that matter.Choice Readings for the Home Circle|Anonymous
But ships are notional, and these expectations are sometimes dashed.The Best Short Stories of 1919|Various
The physical philosopher studies not merely the Matter, but the Form or notional Essence even more (a. 17).Aristotle|George Grote
Sometimes, dynamite will work all right for such a purpose, but it is notional stuff and can not be depended upon merely to burn.Dynamite Stories|Hudson Maxim
British Dictionary definitions for notional
- (of a word) having lexical meaning
- another word for semantic