Nominal vs Illusory - What's the difference?
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Nominal is a related term of illusory.
As adjectives the difference between nominal and illusory
is that nominal
is of, resembling, relating to, or consisting of a name or names while illusory
is resulting from an illusion; deceptive, imaginary, unreal.
As a noun nominal
is (grammar) a noun or word group that functions as a noun phrase.
Of, resembling, relating to, or consisting of a name or names.
Assigned to or bearing a person's name.
Existing in name only.
- a nominal difference
(philosophy) Of or relating to nominalism.
(senseid) Insignificantly small; trifling.
- Nominal attendance on lectures.
Of or relating to the presumed or approximate value, rather than the actual value.
- He gave me only a nominal sum for my services.
(finance) Of, relating to, or being the amount or face value of a sum of money or a stock certificate, for example, and not the purchasing power or market value.
(finance) Of, relating to, or being the rate of interest or return without adjustment for compounding or inflation.
(grammar) Of or relating to a noun or word group that functions as a noun.
- The nominal voltage is 1.5 V, but the actual figure is usually higher.
(engineering) According to plan or design; normal.
- This sentence contains a nominal phrase.
- We'll just do a nominal flight check.
(economics) Without adjustment to remove the effects of inflation; contrasted with real.
- Apart from the slightly high temperature, all the readings from the spacecraft are nominal .
- My employer does not understand how low my nominal wage is.
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- The nominal GNP of this country is pretty low.
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- Comparisons of the costs of the Diablo Canyon plant with other nuclear power plants can be misleading because the available cost data are in nominal dollars and therefore include the toll of inflation over the construction periods.
(statistics, of a variable) Having values whose order is insignificant.
- This simple process allows us to convert nominal dollars into inflation-adjusted real dollars.
* (economics) real
(grammar) A noun or word group that functions as a noun phrase.
(grammar) A part of speech that shares features with nouns and adjectives.
- This sentence contains two nominals .
Resulting from an illusion; deceptive, imaginary, unreal
- Enron's profits were all illusory .