nominal value



  • A rated or named value, or interval of values, describing a property or the behavior of a component, circuit, device, piece of equipment, or system operated under given conditions. Examples include nominal power and nominal impedance. The actual observed value, or interval of values, may not coincide with these numbers. For instance, the voltage supplied by an AC power line in a given country. Also called nominal rating, or rating (1).
  • synonymnominal rating