nominally nominally  /ˈnɑ mə nə li/


  • (adv) in name only


  1. Although nominally a gala occasion, the business of Hull-House continued uninterrupted.
  2. They wangled the only real concession that they had been holding out for: a government nominally headed by the Emperor.
  3. Putin has said that next spring, at the end of his second term as President, he will assume the nominally lesser role of Prime Minister.


  1. OCXO offers phase noise performance down to -172 dBc/Hz.

    Available at any frequency from 80–130 MHz, IQOV-200 Series delivers phase noise performance of -172 dBc/Hz at 100 kHz offset and -160 dBc/Hz at 1 kHz offset based on nominal oscillating frequency of 100 MHz. Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator nominally operates from 12 V power supply and consumes 1 W of power at steady state. Drive capability is quoted at +6 dBm into 50 Ω. Housed in ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

  2. Hands on with Adobe's brand new Lightroom 5

    The fifth incarnation of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom arrives as both a preview and an adjunct to the company's new Creative Cloud cross-platform suite of apps targeted to photographers, graphic designers, Web developers, and cinematographers. While Lightroom 5, released Monday at midnight Eastern time, is nominally part of Adobe's new subscription-based Creative Cloud successor to Creative Suite ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Macworld


  1. "He is putting a lot of energy into his own survival, a lot of energy into his own security. In fact, he appears to be largely isolated from the day-to-day operations of the organization he nominally heads," said Hayden, referring to the...
    on Nov 13, 2008 By: Michael Hayden Source: Bernama

  2. Writing to Foreign Secretary Eden in 1944, Churchill said, "There is no doubt that this is probably the greatest and most horrible crime ever committed in the whole history of the world, and it has been done by scientific machinery by nominally...
    on Dec 13, 2007 By: Winston Churchill Source:

  3. "I was not raised in a particularly religious household. My father, who I didn't know, returned to Kenya when I was just 2. He was nominally a Muslim since there were a number of Muslims in the village where he was born. But by the time he was a...
    on Jan 19, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Austin American-Statesman

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affectation affectation
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