notional
adjective Date: 1597 1. theoretical, speculative 2. existing in the mind only ; imaginary 3. given to foolish or fanciful moods or ideas 4. a. of, relating to, or being a notion or idea ; conceptual b. (1) presenting an idea of a thing, action, or quality <
has is notional in he has luck, relational in he has gone
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(2) of or representing what exists or occurs in the world of things as distinguished from syntactic categories • notionality nounnotionally adverb

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