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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 no·tion·al /ˈnoʃnəl, ʃənḷ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 No·tion·al a.
 1. Consisting of, or conveying, notions or ideas; expressing abstract conceptions.
 2. Existing in idea only; visionary; whimsical.
    Discourses of speculative and notional things.   --Evelyn.
 3. Given to foolish or visionary expectations; whimsical; fanciful; as, a notional man.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: having descriptive value as distinguished from syntactic
             category; "sex is a notional category; gender is a
             syntactic one"
      2: not based on fact; dubious; "the falsehood about some
         fanciful secret treaties"- F.D.Roosevelt; "a small child's
         imaginary friends"; "her imagined fame"; "to create a
         notional world for oneself" [syn: fanciful, imaginary,
      3: not based on fact or investigation; "a notional figure of
         cost helps in determining production costs"; "speculative
         knowledge" [syn: speculative]
      4: indulging in or influenced by fancy; "a fanciful mind"; "all
         the notional vagaries of childhood" [syn: fanciful]
      5: being (or being of the nature of) a notion or concept; "a
         plan abstract and conceptional"; "to improve notional
         comprehension"; "a notional response to the question"
         [syn: conceptional, ideational]