|1.||[ adjective ] 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.||[ adjective ] insignificantly small; a matter of form only|
"the fee was nominal" "a token gesture of resistance" (`tokenish' is informal as in "a tokenish gesture")
|3.||[ adjective ] (economics) being value in terms of specification on currency or stock certificates rather than purchasing power|
"nominal or face value"
|Related terms:||real economics|
|4.||[ adjective ] (grammar) pertaining to a noun or to a word group that functions as a noun|
"nominal phrase" "noun phrase"
|Related terms:||grammar noun|
|5.||[ adjective ] named; bearing the name of a specific person|
"nominative shares of stock"
|6.||[ adjective ] being such in name only|
"the nominal (or titular) head of his party"