Definition of nominal definition in English:

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nominal definition

noun

Logic
A definition that describes something in terms of its properties, in order to distinguish it from other things, but without describing its underlying structure or essence.
Example sentences
  • One can hope to agree on at least a nominal definition of religion but not of Christianity.
  • A definition of emotion is a nominal definition.

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Syllabification: nom·i·nal def·i·ni·tion

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