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English definition of “substantial”


adjective (LARGE)    /səbˈstæn.ʃəl/
B2 large in size , value , or importance : The findings show a substantial difference between the opinions of men and women. She inherited a substantial fortune from her grandmother . The first draft of his novel needed a substantial amount of rewriting .Very important or urgent
(Definition of substantial adjective (LARGE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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