The definition of nominal is something that has almost no value or something that exists in name only.(adjective)
An example of nominal is when a person in a court case is minimal damages of only $1 because he was wronged but didn't actually suffer any harm.
See nominal in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME nominalle < L nominalis, of a name < nomen, name
See nominal in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English nominalle, of nouns
Origin: , from Latin nōminālis, of names
Origin: , from nōmen, nōmin-, name; see nō̆-men- in Indo-European roots.
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