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substantive

adjective uk   /səbˈstæn.tɪv/  us   /-t̬ɪv/ formal
important, serious, or related to real facts: Substantive research on the subject needs to be carried out. The documents are the first substantive information obtained by the investigators.
Translations of “substantive”
in Chinese (Traditional) 重要的, 嚴肅的, 實質性的,本質的…
in Russian существенный, значимый…
in Turkish önemli ve ciddi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 重要的, 严肃的, 实质性的,本质的…
in Polish poważny…
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