being something in name or form only <he was the nominal head of state—everyone knew the country was actually run by one of his advisers>
so small or unimportant as to warrant little or no attention <when you pay $400 for an airline ticket, a ticketing fee of five dollars seems nominal> Synonyms chicken
, de minimis
, Mickey Mouse
Near Antonyms serious
Seen & Heard
What made you want to look up nominal? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).