Definitions (4)

1.Existing or being in name only.
2.For the sake of comparison, form, or name only, and which may bear little or no relation or resemblance to the actual thing.
3.Of or relating to, or constituting, a name, noun, or term.
4.Apparent, estimated, temporary, token.

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  • The extremely liberal governor of a southern state attracted a lot of attention after one of his opponents said he was only a nominal republican.

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  • We were required to fill in all the nominal information on our forms while we waiting to complete the survey.

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  • The company charged a nominal fee, which most customers thought was very reasonable, to have their product shipped to their customers' houses.

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