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1. Of, containing, or being a notion; mental or imaginary.
2. Speculative or theoretical.
3. 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.
4. Economics Of or relating to the underlying asset or principal of a financial derivative such as a swap contract.
1. relating to, expressing, or consisting of notions or ideas
2. not evident in reality; hypothetical or imaginary: a notional tax credit.
3. characteristic of a notion or concept, esp in being speculative or imaginary; abstract
4. (Linguistics) grammar
a. (of a word) having lexical meaning
b. another word for semantic
no•tion•al(ˈnoʊ ʃə nl)
1. pertaining to, expressing, or of the nature of a notion or idea.
2. abstract, theoretical, or speculative.
3. not real; imaginary.
4. given to or full of foolish or fanciful ideas or moods.
a. pertaining to or based on the meaning expressed by a linguistic item: the notional definition of a noun as “a person, place, or thing.”
b. (of a word) having full lexical rather than just grammatical meaning (contrasted with relational).
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|Adj.||1.||notional - not based on fact; unreal; "the falsehood about some fanciful secret treaties"- F.D.Roosevelt; "a small child's imaginary friends"; "to create a notional world for oneself"|
unreal - lacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria; "ghosts and other unreal entities"; "unreal propaganda serving as news"
|2.||notional - not based on fact or investigation; "a notional figure of cost helps in determining production costs"; "speculative knowledge"|
|3.||notional - indulging in or influenced by fancy; "a fanciful mind"; "all the notional vagaries of childhood"|
|4.||notional - being of the nature of a notion or concept; "a plan abstract and conceptional"; "to improve notional comprehension"; "a notional response to the question"|
abstract - existing only in the mind; separated from embodiment; "abstract words like `truth' and `justice'"