Definition of “beneficial” - English Dictionary

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“beneficial” in British English

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beneficialadjective

uk /ˌben.ɪˈfɪʃ.əl/ us /ˌben.əˈfɪʃ.əl/

B2 helpful, useful, or good:

The improvement in sales figures had a beneficial effect/influence on the company as a whole.
A stay in the country will be beneficial to his health.

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(Definition of “beneficial” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“beneficial” in American English

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beneficialadjective

us /ˌben·əˈfɪʃ·əl/

tending to help; having a good effect:

Moderate exercise is really beneficial.

(Definition of “beneficial” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)