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English definition of “substance”


noun (IMPORTANCE)    /ˈsʌb.stəns/
C2 [U] the most important part of what someone has said or written: Later that year , the substance of their secret conversation appeared in a newspaper article . [U] importance , seriousness , or relationship to real facts : There is no substance in/to the allegation . This new information gives substance to the stories we have heard .ImportanceUseful or advantageous
(Definition of substance noun (IMPORTANCE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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