|1.||[ adjective ] indulging in or influenced by fancy|
"a fanciful mind" "all the notional vagaries of childhood"
|2.||[ adjective ] not based on fact or investigation|
"a notional figure of cost helps in determining production costs" "speculative knowledge"
|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"
|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|
"a plan abstract and conceptional" "to improve notional comprehension" "a notional response to the question"