Math Definitions - Letter N

Nominal Number

Definition of Nominal Number

Definition of Nominal Number

A nominal number is a number that is only used as a name. It has no actual value, and doesn't indicate a position. It is only used to identify something.

Some examples of nominal numbers are:

  • The number \(453\) on this car.
  • The number on a T20 cricketer's shirt.
  • A model number such as 777


The aim of this dictionary is to provide definitions to common mathematical terms. Students learn a new math skill every week at school, sometimes just before they start a new skill, if they want to look at what a specific term means, this is where this dictionary will become handy and a go-to guide for a student.


Year 1 to Year 12 students

Learning Objectives

Learn common math terms starting with letter N

Author: Subject Coach
Added on: 6th Feb 2018

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