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English definition of “meaningful”

meaningful

adjective     /ˈmiːnɪŋfəl/
USEFUL B2 useful, serious, or important: a meaningful discussionImportanceUseful or advantageous
WITH MEANING B2 having a clear meaning that people can understand: a meaningful comparison/conclusionMeaning and significanceTypifying, illustrating and exemplifying
LOOK intended to show a meaning, often secretly: a meaningful look Meaning and significanceTypifying, illustrating and exemplifying
meaningfully adverb
(Definition of meaningful adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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