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"substantial" in British English

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substantialadjective

uk   /səbˈstæn.ʃəl/  us   /səbˈstæn.ʃəl/
  • substantial adjective (LARGE)

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.

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"substantial" in American English

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substantialadjective

 us   /səbˈstæn·ʃəl/
large in size, value, or importance: He took a substantial amount of money. They do a substantial portion of their business by phone.
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"substantial" in Business English

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substantialadjective

uk   us   /səbˈstænʃəl/
large in size, value, or importance: substantial benefits/costs/investmenta substantial amount/number/portion of sth Banks make a substantial amount of money investing your money.substantial changes/differences/improvements We've made substantial changes in how we go about doing our business.a substantial increase/reduction/rise in sth The company posted a substantial increase in profits during the year to £3.5m.
[before noun] formal relating to the main or most important things being considered: Unions and bosses reached substantial agreement.
(Definition of substantial from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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