notional notional

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) not based on fact; unreal
  2. (adj) not based on fact or investigation
  3. (adj) indulging in or influenced by fancy
  4. (adj) being of the nature of a notion or concept

Usage(s):

  1. Rudy Giuliani, for months the notional GOP frontrunner in national polls, has hardly contested the state.
  2. Although notional Christians voted for John Kerry in 2004 by an 11-point margin, that gap has more than doubled to 26 points in this year's election.
  3. Chia's originality is more notional than real.

News

  • Fitch Rates Shellpoint Asset Funding Trust 2013-1

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fitch Ratings assigns the following ratings and Rating Outlooks to Shellpoint Asset Funding Trust 2013-1 (SAFT 2013-1): --$158,810,000 class A-1 certificate 'AAAsf'; Outlook Stable; --$50,000,000 class A-2 certificate 'AAAsf'; Outlook Stable; --$25,841,000 class A-3 certificate 'AAAsf'; Outlook Stable; --$234,651,000 non-offered class A-IO notional certificate 'AAAsf ...
    on June 29, 2013     Source: Business Wire

Quotes

  1. "It will be notional and aspirational dates, but it will be based on conditions, I know that," McCain said. "They will be times that we hope they can be out by. They will be based on conditions on the ground, not according to hard deadlines."
    on Aug 9, 2008 By: John McCain Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "I have been personally concerned by the notional losses arising to millions of long-term investors in Reliance Power as a result of dramatic adverse change in sentiment in global and domestic capital markets subsequent to the pricing of our IPO...
    on Feb 24, 2008 By: Dhirubhai Ambani Source: Thaindian.com (blog)

  3. "It was very notional," Lucas said. "You have to imagine there are trees and castles and the ground. And instead of the Bandersnatch there's a man holding a stick with a cross on the end of it made out of masking tape, which you have to...
    on Mar 8, 2010 By: Matt Lucas Source: Los Angeles Times (blog)

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