notional

Definitions of notional
1

adj being of the nature of a notion or concept

“to improve notional comprehension”
“a notional response to the question”
Synonyms:
conceptional, ideational
abstract
existing only in the mind; separated from embodiment

adj not based on fact or investigation

“a notional figure of cost helps in determining production costs”
Synonyms:
speculative
theoretic, theoretical
concerned primarily with theories or hypotheses rather than practical considerations

adj not based on fact; unreal

“to create a notional world for oneself”
Synonyms:
fanciful, imaginary
unreal
lacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria

adj indulging in or influenced by fancy

“all the notional vagaries of childhood”
Synonyms:
fanciful, whimsical
creative, originative
having the ability or power to create

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