• Of, resembling, relating to, or consisting of a name or names.
  • Assigned to or bearing a person's name.
  • Existing in name only.
  • Of or relating to nominalism.
  • Insignificantly small.
  • Of or relating to the presumed or approximate value, rather than the actual value.
  • Of, relating to, or being the amount or face value of a sum of money or a stock certificate, for example, and not the purchasing power or market value.
  • Of, relating to, or being the rate of interest or return without adjustment for compounding or inflation.
  • Of or relating to a noun or word group that functions as a noun.
  • According to plan or design.
  • Without adjustment to remove the effects of inflation.
  • Having values whose order is insignificant.
  • Of a species, the species name without consideration of whether it is a junior synonym or in reality consists of more than one biological species.


  • A noun or word group that functions as part of a noun phrase.
  • A part of speech that shares features with nouns and adjectives. (Depending on the language, it may comprise nouns, adjectives, possibly numerals, pronouns, and participles.)
  • A number (usually natural) used like a name; a numeric code or identifier. (See nominal number on Wikipedia.)
  • A person listed in the Police National Computer database as having been convicted, cautioned or recently arrested.


Narrower meaning words


  • From the Middle English nominalle ("of nouns"), borrowed from Latin nōminālis ("of names"), from nōmen.

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