- relating to the meaning expressed by a linguistic form.
- having full lexical meaning, in contrast to relational.
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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.
Yet that open border is no less real for seeming so purely notional.Richard Ford’s “Canada” Is His Best Novel In Years|Michael Gorra|May 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
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 the sense of God's authority over us is practical, and not notional only.A Christian Directory (Volume 1 of 4)|Richard Baxter
When he's sort of wild and notional by nature and traps set for him?Under the Law|Edwina Stanton Babcock
The cap'n was a first-rate seaman and died rich, but he was dreadful notional.Deephaven and Selected Stories & Sketches|Sarah Orne Jewett
They wish to catch as many fish as they possibly can, while they are biting, for mackerel are very notional.
For it is slight compared to their notional assent, that which they think they believe concerning it.
British Dictionary definitions for notional
- (of a word) having lexical meaning
- another word for semantic