notional

[ noh-shuh-nl ]
/ ˈnoʊ ʃə nl /
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adjective

Origin of notional

First recorded in 1590–1600; notion + -al1
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British Dictionary definitions for notionally

notional

/ (ˈnəʊʃənəl) /

adjective

relating to, expressing, or consisting of notions or ideas
not evident in reality; hypothetical or imaginarya notional tax credit
characteristic of a notion or concept, esp in being speculative or imaginary; abstract
grammar
  1. (of a word) having lexical meaning
  2. another word for semantic
Derived Formsnotionally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for notionally

notional


adj.

"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.

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