Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a nominal manner; by or as regards name; in name; only in name; ostensibly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a nominal manner; by name; in name only; not in reality.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In a nominal manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in name only

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Examples

  • There is a certain nominally democratic appearance to the board but as a functional matter the Chairman runs the show.

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  • And the process by which federalism emerges here does not seem nearly as important as the power dynamic that results: Once the protection agencies have arrived at a mechanism for detente or dispute resolution or whatever we care to call it, why should we not expect this same mechanism to serve to permit them to exercise monopoly power as a cartel, whether or not the agencies remain nominally distinct?

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  • Specifically, the southern provinces will remain nominally Iraqi but be allowed to hoard their oil wealth, impose backward polcies of religious fascism and become an uindisclosed satellite state of Iran.

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  • By embracing the "peace at any cost" mantra, they have essentially said that they can live with anything, reconcile anything, as long as things remain nominally peaceful (ie, no battles show up on the network news).

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  • By embracing the "peace at any cost" mantra, they have essentially said that they can live with anything, reconcile anything, as long as things remain nominally peaceful (ie, no battles show up on the network news).

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  • By embracing the "peace at any cost" mantra, they have essentially said that they can live with anything, reconcile anything, as long as things remain nominally peaceful (ie, no battles show up on the network news).

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » Progressives are too Conservative to Like Capitalism

  • Contemporaneously the coinage in Spain was 34 cuartos to one peseta and 5 pesetas to one _duro_ -- the coin nominally equivalent to the peso -- but the duro being subdivided into 20 _reales vellon_, the colonial real fuerte came to be equivalent to 2 1/2 reales vellon.

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  • Thus on the liquidation of the Duplessis inheritance Mme. Derues would be entitled nominally to some 66,500 livres, about £11,000 in English money.

    A Book of Remarkable Criminals

  • As the conference was called nominally for the purpose of instituting certain administrative reforms in Morocco, President Roosevelt decided, in view of our rights under a commercial treaty of 1880, to take part in the proceedings.

    From Isolation to Leadership, Revised A Review of American Foreign Policy

  • If the murdered leaves a widow with children, this widow may claim the criminal as her own, and he becomes her husband nominally, that is to say, he must hunt and provide for the subsistence of the family.

    Travels and Adventures of Monsieur Violet

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