- relating to the meaning expressed by a linguistic form.
- having full lexical meaning, in contrast to relational.
Examples from the Web for notionally
Notionally, the speech was merely to announce how many U.S. troops would be withdrawn from Afghanistan over the next 18 months.
And though God be loved as one that is notionally conceived to be best, and most to be loved, yet he is not loved best or most.A Christian Directory (Volume 1 of 4)|Richard Baxter
British Dictionary definitions for notionally
- (of a word) having lexical meaning
- another word for semantic
Word Origin and History for notionally
"pertaining to notions," 1590s, from notion + -al (earlier nocional, late 14c., from Medieval Latin notionalis). Meaning "full of whims" is from 1791. Grammatical sense is from 1928 (Jespersen); economics use is from 1958.