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Notional  adj.  
Consisting of, or conveying, notions or ideas; expressing abstract conceptions.
Existing in idea only; visionary; whimsical. "Discourses of speculative and notional things."
Given to foolish or visionary expectations; whimsical; fanciful; as, a notional man.

Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48

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"Notional" Quotes from Famous Books

... recommend them. So that as to man he was an original, being no man's copy; and his ministry and writings show they are from one that was not taught of man, nor had learned what he said by study. Nor were they notional or speculative, but sensible and practical truths, tending to conversion and regeneration, and the setting up of the kingdom of God in the hearts of men: and the way of it was his work. So that I have many ...
— A Brief Account of the Rise and Progress of the People Called Quakers • William Penn

... artificial lights could be used, the filming could go on every day the actors were on hand, or whenever the director felt like working them and the camera men. Often in a studio, even, the director will be notional—"temperamental," he might call it—and let a day go by, and again the glare of the powerful lights may so affect the eyes of the players that they have to rest, and so time is lost ...
— The Moving Picture Girls in War Plays - Or, The Sham Battles at Oak Farm • Laura Lee Hope

Words linked to "Notional" :   imaginary, abstract, conceptional, fanciful, originative, unreal, theoretical, notion, speculative, theoretic, ideational

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