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adjective as in insignificant

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That said, his effect on the Hornets’s offense has been more than nominal.

The climate Cabinet is much larger than just the nominal climate team, because almost every Cabinet job is actually a climate job.

That’s thanks to a so-called 20% “promote,” which gives the sponsors of the deal, or those who formed the SPAC in the first place, 20% of the shares of the SPAC itself for a nominal price.

From Fortune

So if Democrats managed to win the Senate, they could try to preempt the Supreme Court by changing the penalty to a nominal sum like $1, or repealing the individual mandate entirely.

The share prices of Apple and Tesla are at all-time highs—buying in now is expensive, at least historically speaking, no matter what the nominal share price says.

From Fortune

But the fighting continues, and grows worse, despite a nominal ceasefire.

By contrast, incumbent Democrat Pat Quinn only faced nominal opposition in his primary.

Its nominal charter was publishing, more or less quarterly, a humor magazine.

It's common to view a nominal commitment to a Palestinian state as a public relations tactic.

Since WWII, the US unemployment rate has averaged 8% when the short-term nominal T-bill rate is 2% or lower.

He was young to be a colonel, but the title was merely nominal and complimentary, and not given for any service to his country.

The nominal intendente da policia is also the supreme judge in criminal cases.

The rule of the King, nominal within the walls of his own palace, was laughed at in the city and ignored beyond its walls.

Four nominal species of the genus Pipistrellus are currently recognized in North America.

Adiutrix for work elsewhere, it recalled both governor and legion, and gave up the more northerly of his nominal conquests.


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On this page you'll find 63 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to nominal, such as: ostensible, titular, formal, given, puppet, and simple.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.