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 for notional
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Notional \No"tion*al\, a.
     1. Consisting of, or conveying, notions or ideas; expressing
        abstract conceptions.
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     2. Existing in idea only; visionary; whimsical.
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              Discourses of speculative and notional things.
                                                    --Evelyn.
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     3. Given to foolish or visionary expectations; whimsical;
        fanciful; as, a notional man.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  notional
      adj 1: not based on fact; unreal; "the falsehood about some
             fanciful secret treaties"- F.D.Roosevelt; "a small
             child's imaginary friends"; "to create a notional world
             for oneself" [syn: fanciful, imaginary, notional]
      2: not based on fact or investigation; "a notional figure of
         cost helps in determining production costs"; "speculative
         knowledge" [syn: notional, speculative]
      3: indulging in or influenced by fancy; "a fanciful mind"; "all
         the notional vagaries of childhood" [syn: fanciful,
         notional]
      4: 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, notional]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  87 Moby Thesaurus words for "notional":
     Gothic, abstract, academic, arbitrary, armchair, baroque, bizarre,
     brain-born, capricious, conceptive, conceptual, conjectural,
     cranky, creative, crotchety, dream-built, esemplastic, extravagant,
     fancied, fanciful, fancy-born, fancy-built, fancy-woven, fantasied,
     fantasque, fantastic, fecund, fertile, fictive, flaky, florid,
     freakish, germinal, grotesque, harebrained, humorsome, hypothetic,
     ideal, ideational, ideative, ideological, illusory, imaginary,
     imaginational, imaginative, imagined, impractical, ingenious,
     inspired, inventive, kinky, maggoty, moody, moot, motiveless,
     nonexistent, original, originative, outlandish, petulant,
     postulatory, pregnant, preposterous, productive, prolific, quirky,
     rococo, seminal, shadowy, shaping, speculative, supposititious,
     teeming, temperamental, theoretical, unactual, unreal,
     unreasonable, unrestrained, vagarious, vagrant, visional, visioned,
     wanton, wayward, whimsical, wild
  
  

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