noun no·mi·na·tum \ˌnäməˈnātəm\

Definition of nominatum



  1. :  the thing that is named by a sign, word, or linguistic expression the nominatum of a proper name is the object itself which is designated thereby — Herbert Feigl & W. S. Sellars — compare designatum

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Origin and Etymology of nominatum

Latin, neuter of nominatus, past participle of nominare to name — more at nominate

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