nominally


nominally
nominally UK US /ˈnɒmɪnəli/ adverb
according to what something or someone is said to be, although they are not actually that thing: »

He remains nominally in charge, but because he has no access to the factory he has almost nothing to do.

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The charity was, at least nominally, supervised by the government.

ECONOMICS used when talking about prices or rates that are correct at the present time but do not show the effect of inflation: »

assets nominally valued at about $120 billion


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Nominally — Nom i*nal*ly, adv. In a nominal manner; by name; in name only; not in reality. Burke. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nominally — (adv.) 1660s, as regards a name, from NOMINAL (Cf. nominal) + LY (Cf. ly) (2). Meaning in name only (as opposed to REALLY (Cf. really)) is attested from 1748 …   Etymology dictionary

  • nominally — [näm′inəl ē] adv. 1. in a nominal way 2. in name only 3. by name …   English World dictionary

  • nominally — nom|i|nal|ly [ˈnɔmınəli US ˈna: ] adv officially described as being something, when this is not really true ▪ a nominally Christian country ▪ He was nominally in charge of his father s printing company …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • nominally — /nom euh nl ee/, adv. by or as regards name; in name; ostensibly: He was nominally the leader, but others actually ran the organization. [1655 65; NOMINAL + LY] * * * …   Universalium

  • nominally — adv. Nominally is used with these adjectives: ↑independent, ↑responsible …   Collocations dictionary

  • nominally — nom|i|nal|ly [ namın(ə)li ] adverb officially described as being or doing something, even though this is not really true: John Robbins is nominally in charge of the investigation …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • nominally — adverb officially described as something when this is not really true: Although Banda is nominally a Christian island, few of its inhabitants actually attend church …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • nominally — UK [ˈnɒmɪn(ə)lɪ] / US [ˈnɑmɪn(ə)lɪ] adverb officially described as being or doing something, even though this is not really true John Robbins is nominally in charge of the investigation …   English dictionary

  • nominally — [ˈnɒmɪn(ə)li] adv officially described as being or doing something, although this is not really true or correct John Robbins is nominally in charge of the investigation.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English