The earnings on an asset or other investment, comparable to a nominal interest rate, thus not adjusted for inflation.
The rate of return in simple monetary terms, ie. unadjusted for any change in inflation. The nominal return is contrasted with the real return, which is adjusted for changes in inflation. A nominal interest rate of 10% is a real rate of only 6% if inflation at the time of measurement is 4%.
Return that doesn't take account of the effect of inflation. OEICS Open-ended investment companies, a substitute for unit trusts with a single price for buying and selling.