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Dictionary definition for: Notional

1. (a) having descriptive value as distinguished from syntactic category; "sex is a notional category; gender is a syntactic one"

2. (s) 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"

3. (s) not based on fact or investigation; "a notional figure of cost helps in determining production costs" "speculative knowledge"

4. (s) indulging in or influenced by fancy; "a fanciful mind" "all the notional vagaries of childhood"

5. (s) being (or being of the nature of) a notion or concept; "a plan abstract and conceptional" "to improve notional comprehension" "a notional response to the question"

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