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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Nominal  \Nom"i*nal\,  a.  [L.  nominalis,  fr  nomen,  nominis  name 
  See  {Name}.] 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  a  name  or  names  having  to  do  with  the 
  literal  meaning  of  a  word  verbal;  as  a  nominal 
  definition.  --Bp.  Pearson. 
  2.  Existing  in  name  only;  not  real;  as  a  nominal  difference. 
  ``Nominal  attendance  on  lectures.''  --Macaulay. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Nominal  \Nom"i*nal\,  n. 
  1.  A  nominalist.  [Obs.]  --Camden. 
  2.  (Gram.)  A  verb  formed  from  a  noun 
  3.  A  name  an  appellation. 
  A  is  the  nominal  of  the  sixth  note  in  the  natural 
  diatonic  scale.  --Moore 
  (Encyc.  of 
  Music.  ) 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  relating  to  or  constituting  or  bearing  or  giving  a  name 
  "the  Russian  system  of  nominal  brevity";  "a  nominal 
  lists  of  priests";  "taxable  males  as  revealed  by  the 
  nominal  rolls" 
  2:  insignificantly  small  a  matter  of  form  only;  "the  fee  was 
  nominal";  "a  token  gesture  of  resistance";  (`tokenish'  is 
  informal  as  in  "a  tokenish  gesture")  [syn:  {token(a)},  {tokenish}] 
  3:  (grammar)  "nominal  phrase";  "noun  phrase" 
  4:  (economics)  being  value  in  terms  of  specification  on 
  currency  or  stock  certificates  rather  than  purchasing 
  power;  "nominal  or  face  value"  [ant:  {real}] 
  5:  named  bearing  the  name  of  a  specific  person;  "nominative 
  shares  of  stock"  [syn:  {nominative}] 
  6:  being  such  in  name  only;  "the  nominal  (or  titular)  head  of 
  his  party"  [syn:  {titular}] 

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