- 1(Of a role or status) existing in name only: Thailand retained nominal independence under Japanese military occupationMás ejemplos en oraciones
- The government plays a nominal role in dictating policy because it cannot monitor local fisheries or enforce fisheries regulations.
- There are then individuals for whom religion plays only a nominal role in constructing a sense of self and of group membership.
- It controlled Cuba even after its nominal independence from 1902, and gained sovereignty over the Panama Canal in 1903.
- 1.1Of, relating to, or consisting of names.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- First, check that your name is on the nominal roll.
- This was made possible by the Department of Veteran's decision to construct a nominal roll of all who served in the Australian Forces during World War Two.
- A nominal roll of all participants will be included.
- 1.2 Grammar Relating to, headed by, or having the function of a noun.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- One tends to think of participants in a process as nominal entities designated by noun phrases.
- Similar are sentences in which a pronoun or noun phrase with general reference is used instead of the nominal relative clause.
- It is however a noun and ‘after’ clauses are nominal.
- 2(Of a price or amount of money) very small; far below the real value or cost: some firms charge only a nominal fee for the serviceMás ejemplos en oraciones
- While the charges are nominal at government health establishments, often the cost of the medicine they prescribe is steep, especially for the poor.
- Office space will be rented out at nominal prices to IT firms.
- If a nominal charge was introduced to defray the cost, I don't think too many people would complain.
- 3(Of a quantity or dimension, especially of manufactured articles) stated or expressed but not necessarily corresponding exactly to the real value: legislation allowed variation around the nominal weight (that printed on each packet)Más ejemplos en oraciones
- All of these are nominal dimensions and we have to remember that there are always some tolerance spreads in brass.
- Using the Friction Loss Chart as described above, the minimum nominal size of the main line is 3/4 inch.
- We agree that the road runs straight as it passes through the scene and has a nominal width of around 6 metres.
- 3.1 Economics (Of a rate or other figure) expressed in terms of a certain amount, without making allowance for changes in real value over time: the nominal exchange rateMás ejemplos en oraciones
- In spite of the existing low nominal interest rates, the real interest rates in the economy are still high, and also the credit off-take is low.
- This is borne out by several studies that concur in stating real and nominal rates ‘are leading indicators of future output.’
- During the transition, inflation would lower real rates; nominal rates would adjust incompletely.
- 4 • informal (Chiefly in the context of space travel) functioning normally or acceptably.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- Spacecraft operations engineers take control of the satellite after it separates from the launch vehicle up to the time when the satellite is safely positioned in its final nominal orbit.
- Since injection into orbit the spacecraft's behaviour has been nominal.
- They are supplying ‘mission control’ with a steady stream of valuable data and all systems are nominal.
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- The book is nominally about a circus that comes to a small, anonymous, Hungarian town.
- When he was picked, Idei was nominally fifteenth in line among Sony executives for the top spot.
- The churches, even those nominally run by male clergy, have long since been turned over to women.
late 15th century (as a term in grammar): from Latin nominalis, from nomen, nomin- 'name'.