1. [ adjective ] indulging in or influenced by fancy
Synonyms: fanciful

"a fanciful mind" "all the notional vagaries of childhood"

Related terms: creative
2. [ adjective ] not based on fact or investigation
Synonyms: speculative

"a notional figure of cost helps in determining production costs" "speculative knowledge"

Related terms: theoretical
3. [ adjective ] not based on fact; dubious
Synonyms: imaginary imagined fanciful

"the falsehood about some fanciful secret treaties"- F.D.Roosevelt "a small child's imaginary friends" "her imagined fame" "to create a notional world for oneself"

Related terms: unreal
4. [ adjective ] (grammar) having descriptive value as distinguished from syntactic category

"sex is a notional category gender is a syntactic one"

Related terms: grammar notion
5. [ adjective ] being or of the nature of a notion or concept
Synonyms: ideational conceptional

"a plan abstract and conceptional" "to improve notional comprehension" "a notional response to the question"

Related terms: abstract
Similar spelling:   national