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Meaning of “valuable” in the English Dictionary

"valuable" in British English

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valuableadjective

uk   us   /ˈvæl.jʊ.bl̩/
  • valuable adjective (MONEY)

B1 worth a lot of ​money: These ​antiques are ​extremely valuable. This is ​losing valuable ​business for the ​company.
Opposite
Note: Invaluable means 'extremely useful'.

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  • valuable adjective (IMPORTANT)

B2 Valuable ​information, ​advice, etc. is very ​helpful or ​important: He was ​able to ​provide the ​police with some valuable ​information. Parents gave the ​school valuable ​support in ​itscase for getting ​itsfacilitiesimproved.

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(Definition of valuable from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"valuable" in American English

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valuableadjective

 us   /ˈvæl·ju·ə·bəl, -jə·bəl/
  • valuable adjective (IMPORTANCE)

important, ​useful, or ​beneficial: Niekro was named the most valuable ​player in ​baseball. They ​perform valuable ​services for ​poor, ​rural women.
  • valuable adjective (MONEY)

worth a lot of ​money: ABC’s valuable ​radio and TV ​licenses are up for ​renewal.
(Definition of valuable from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"valuable" in Business English

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valuableadjective

uk   us   /ˈvæljuəbl/
worth a lot of ​money: The ​stock shot up, making the ​warrants extremely valuable. This is a valuable ​piece of ​realestate.
very helpful or important: He has a ​wealth of ​experience and will be a valuable ​addition to our editorial ​team. This ​opportunity will ​allowpeople to ​gain valuable ​experience.valuable to sb/sth The soil is valuable to the state's ​agricultureindustry.
(Definition of valuable from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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