nominal nominal  /ˈnɑ mə nəl/


  1. (n) a phrase that can function as the subject or object of a verb
  2. (adj) relating to or constituting or bearing or giving a name
  3. (adj) insignificantly small; a matter of form only (`tokenish' is informal)
  4. (adj) pertaining to a noun or to a word group that functions as a noun
  5. (adj) of, relating to, or characteristic of an amount that is not adjusted for inflation
  6. (adj) named; bearing the name of a specific person
  7. (adj) existing in name only


  • The electorate were made aware of the nominal rolls of candidates who were ineligible to fight elections owing to corruption charges.


  1. Egyptian property developer plans $85.8 mln rights issue

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Palm Hills, Egypt's second-biggest listed property developer, plans to increase its capital by 600 million Egyptian pounds through a rights issue, the Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority (EFSA) said on Thursday. A statement posted on the Egyptian bourse website said Palm Hills is seeking to offer 600 million pounds worth of shares to existing shareholders at their nominal ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Royal Delta returns

    Churchill Downs is hosting an eleven-race card Saturday punctuated by four Thoroughbred stakes. The nominal feature is the Grade 1 Stephen Foster, a mile and one-eighth event with a $500,000 purse. However, many fans will concentrate instead on race six, the Fleur de Lis.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Troy Record

  3. Water rates going up, but just a little

    STEVENSVILLE - Water rates are going up for Lincoln Township customers, but the increase is "a very, very nominal amount," according to township Supervisor Dick Stauffer.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Herald-Palladium


  1. "Although conventional interest rate policy is constrained by the fact that nominal interest rates cannot fall below zero, the second arrow in the Federal Reserve's quiver - the provision of liquidity - remains effective," Mr Bernanke said.
    on Dec 1, 2008 By: Ben Bernanke Source: The Australian

  2. "It's a super flight, better than nominal," added Nicollier, a former space shuttle astronaut.
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Claude Nicollier Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. "I voted for a further increase earlier this month partly because I was not convinced that current rates would be sufficient to bring credit growth and nominal demand back to their long-term sustainable path," Sir John said.
    on Jun 27, 2007 By: John Gieve Source: BBC News

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