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General maxims, unless they be formed upon both, will be but notional, v.10.

But ships are notional, and these expectations are sometimes dashed.

When the sense of God's authority over us is practical, and not notional only.

When he's sort of wild and notional by nature and traps set for him?

The Form stands first, the Matter second, not in time, but in notional presentation.

The governments of these smoking nations are not likely to be notional on that matter.

By "notional verb" is meant a verb that has some distinct idea or notion of its own: as, "I have a ball."

But the priority is nothing more than logical and notional; it does not amount to an ability of prior independent existence.

He brings out, in peculiar but forcible terms, the idea of notional causality which underlies Aristotles Logic.

The physical philosopher studies not merely the Matter, but the Form or notional Essence even more (a. 17).

WORD ORIGIN

"pertaining to notions," 1590s, from notion + -al (earlier nocional, late 14c., from Medieval Latin notionalis). Meaning "full of whims" is from 1791. Grammatical sense is from 1928 (Jespersen); economics use is from 1958.

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