notionally


notionally

adjective

  1. pertaining to or expressing a notion or idea.
  2. of the nature of a notion or idea: a notional response to the question.
  3. abstract, theoretical, or speculative, as reflective thought.
  4. not real or actual; ideal or imaginary: to create a notional world for oneself.
  5. given to or full of foolish or fanciful ideas or moods.
  6. Grammar.
    1. relating to the meaning expressed by a linguistic form.
    2. having full lexical meaning, in contrast to relational.
  7. Semantics. belonging to a class of words that express clear concepts rather than relations between concepts; presentive.Compare relational(def 3), symbolic(def 4).

adjective

  1. relating to, expressing, or consisting of notions or ideas
  2. not evident in reality; hypothetical or imaginarya notional tax credit
  3. characteristic of a notion or concept, esp in being speculative or imaginary; abstract
  4. grammar
    1. (of a word) having lexical meaning
    2. another word for semantic

adj.“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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