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substantial

[ suhb-stan-shuhl ]
/ səbˈstæn ʃəl /
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adjective
noun
something substantial.
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Origin of substantial

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English substancial, from Late Latin substantiālis, equivalent to Latin substanti(a) substance + -ālis -al1

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British Dictionary definitions for substantial

substantial
/ (səbˈstænʃəl) /

adjective

Derived forms of substantial

substantiality (səbˌstænʃɪˈælɪtɪ) or substantialness, nounsubstantially, adverb
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