notional

notional
[[t]no͟ʊʃən(ə)l[/t]]
ADJ
Something that is notional exists only in theory or as a suggestion or idea, but not in reality. [FORMAL]

...the notional value of state assets.

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notionally ADV ADV with cl/group, ADV with v

Mr Wran lashed out at those who notionally supported the republic but continued to sit on the fence on the issue in terms of action...

That meant that he, notionally at least, outranked them all.


English dictionary. 2008.

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