/nom"euh nl/, adj.
1. being such in name only; so-called; putative: a nominal treaty; the nominal head of the country.
2. (of a price, consideration, etc.) named as a mere matter of form, being trifling in comparison with the actual value; minimal.
3. of, pertaining to, or constituting a name or names.
4. Gram.
a. of, pertaining to, or producing a noun or nouns: a nominal suffix.
b. functioning as or like a noun.
5. assigned to a person by name: nominal shares of stock.
6. containing, bearing, or giving a name or names.
7. (of money, income, or the like) measured in an amount rather than in real value: Nominal wages have risen 50 percent, but real wages are down because of inflation.
8. Aerospace. performing or achieved within expected, acceptable limits; normal and satisfactory: The mission was nominal throughout.
9. Slang. done smoothly as expected: The space shot was nominal, proceeding without a hitch.
10. Gram. a word or group of words functioning as a noun.
[1425-75; late ME nominalle of a noun < L nominalis of, belonging to a name, nominal, equiv. to nomin- (s. of nomen; see NOMEN) + -alis -AL1]
Syn. 1. titular, formal.

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