nominally
adverb see nominal I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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. »The charity was …   Financial and business terms

  • 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

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