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1. in name alone.
example: The former colony was given nominal independence but had no real government of its own.
example: He’s a nominal member of the church.
example: As nominal governor of the state, she had no real power.
2. small or unimportant.
example: Membership requires only a nominal contribution.
3. of, denoting, like, having, or providing a name.
4. in grammar, of or involving nouns or noun phrases.