nominal definitions

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  • nominal — nominal, ale, aux [ nɔminal, o ] adj. et n. m. • 1503; lat. nominalis, de nomen « nom » I ♦ Ling. 1 ♦ Qui se rapporte au nom (III), a valeur de nom, équivaut à un nom. Emploi nominal d un mot. Formes nominales de la conjugaison (infinitifs,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • verbal definition — A definition of some word or words in terms of others, as opposed to ostensive definition, which proceeds by indicating an example. The term is sometimes used of nominal definitions …   Philosophy dictionary

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