Notional meaning

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The definition of notional is something that exists only in theory or only in the imagination.

An example of something that is notional is a scientific theory or belief that has not yet been tested or proven.

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(linguistics) Understood in terms of semantic content rather than grammatical structure. The word did is notional in We did the work and relational in We did not agree.
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Of, containing, or being a notion; mental or imaginary.
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(economics) Of or relating to the underlying asset or principal of a financial derivative such as a swap contract.
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Of, expressing, or consisting of notions, or concepts.
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Imaginary; not actual.

To inhabit a notional world.

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Having visionary ideas; given to whims; fanciful.
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(gram.) Having full lexical, as distinguished from relational, meaning.

“have” is notional in “we have a problem” and relational in “we have solved a problem”

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Of, containing, or being a notion; mental or imaginary.
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Speculative, theoretical, not the result of research.

This paper proposes a notional Federated Identity Management (FIM) architecture.

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(linguistics) Having descriptive value as opposed to a syntactic category.
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(finance) Used to indicate an estimate or a reference amount.
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Speculative or theoretical.
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Origin of notional

  • notion +"Ž -al

    From Wiktionary