substantial

[ suhb-stan-shuhl ]
/ səbˈstæn ʃəl /

adjective

noun

something substantial.

Nearby words

  1. substantia alba,
  2. substantia gelatinosa,
  3. substantia grisea,
  4. substantia medullaris,
  5. substantia nigra,
  6. substantialism,
  7. substantialize,
  8. substantially,
  9. substantiate,
  10. substantival

Origin of substantial

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

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British Dictionary definitions for substantially

substantial

/ (səbˈstænʃəl) /

adjective

Derived Formssubstantiality (səbˌstænʃɪˈælɪtɪ) or substantialness, nounsubstantially, adverb

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Word Origin and History for substantially

substantial

adj.

mid-14c., "ample, sizeable," from Old French substantiel (13c.), from Latin substantialis "having substance or reality, material," from substantia (see substance). Meaning "existing, having real existence" is from late 14c.

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