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Definition 1: being of the nature of a notion or concept - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where notional or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a plan abstract and conceptional
  • to improve notional comprehension
  • a notional response to the question

Synonyms for notional in the sense of this definition

(notional is similar to ...) existing only in the mind; separated from embodiment

"abstract words like `truth' and `justice'"

Definition 2: indulging in or influenced by fancy - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where notional or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a fanciful mind
  • all the notional vagaries of childhood

Synonyms for notional in the sense of this definition

(notional is similar to ...) having the ability or power to create

"a creative imagination"

Definition 3: not based on fact or investigation - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where notional or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a notional figure of cost helps in determining production costs
  • speculative knowledge

Synonyms for notional in the sense of this definition

(notional is similar to ...) concerned primarily with theories or hypotheses rather than practical considerations

"theoretical science"

Definition 4: not based on fact; existing only in the imagination - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where notional or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the falsehood about some fanciful secret treaties
  • a small child's imaginary friends
  • to create a notional world for oneself

Synonyms for notional in the sense of this definition

(notional is similar to ...) lacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria

"ghosts and other unreal entities" "unreal propaganda serving as news"

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