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Definition of 'notional'

Adjective

  1. not based on fact; dubious; "the falsehood about some fanciful secret treaties"- F.D.Roosevelt; "a small child's imaginary friends"; "her imagined fame"; "to create a notional world for oneself"
       Synonyms: fanciful imaginary imagined
  2. not based on fact or investigation; "a notional figure of cost helps in determining production costs"; "speculative knowledge"
       Synonyms: speculative
  3. indulging in or influenced by fancy; "a fanciful mind"; "all the notional vagaries of childhood"
       Synonyms: fanciful
  4. being of the nature of a notion or concept; "a plan abstract and conceptional"; "to improve notional comprehension"; "a notional response to the question"
       Synonyms: conceptional ideational


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