[nom-uh-nl-ee] /ˈnɒm ə nl i/
by or as regards name; in name; ostensibly:
He was nominally the leader, but others actually ran the organization.
1660s, “as regards a name,” from nominal + -ly (2). Meaning “in name only” (as opposed to really) is attested from 1748.
noun, Finance. 1. See under 1 (def 4b). [pahr] /pɑr/ noun 1. an equality in value or standing; a level of equality: The gains and the losses are on a par. 2. an average, usual, or normal amount, degree, quality, condition, standard, or the like: above par; to feel below par. 3. Golf. the number […]
- Nominal scale
noun 1. (statistics) a discrete classification of data, in which data are neither measured nor ordered but subjects are merely allocated to distinct categories: for example, a record of students’ course choices constitutes nominal data which could be correlated with school results Compare ordinal scale, interval scale, ratio scale
- Nominal semidestructor
abuse Slang for “National Semiconductor”, found among other places in the 4.3BSD networking sources. During the late 1970s to mid-1980s this company marketed a series of microprocessors including the National Semiconductor 16000 and National Semiconductor 32000. At one point early in the great microprocessor race, the specs on these chips made them look like serious […]
noun, Grammar. 1. a sentence consisting of a subject and complement without a linking verb, as Very interesting, those books.