Definition of nominal definition in English:

nominal definition

Line breaks: nom|in¦al def¦in|ition


  • 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’.
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    • 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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