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substantive    : [s'ʌbstəntɪv]
Substantive \Sub"stan*tive\, a. [L. substantivus: cf. F.
1. Betokening or expressing existence; as, the substantive
verb, that is, the verb to be.
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2. Depending on itself; independent.
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He considered how sufficient and substantive this
land was to maintain itself without any aid of the
foreigner. --Bacon.
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3. Enduring; solid; firm; substantial.
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Strength and magnitude are qualities which impress
the imagination in a powerful and substantive
manner. --Hazlitt.
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4. Pertaining to, or constituting, the essential part or
principles; as, the law substantive.
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{Noun substantive} (Gram.), a noun which designates an
object, material or immaterial; a substantive.

{Substantive color}, one which communicates its color without
the aid of a mordant or base; -- opposed to adjective
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Substantive \Sub"stan*tive\, n. [Cf. F. substantif.] (Gram.)
A noun or name; the part of speech which designates something
that exists, or some object of thought, either material or
immaterial; as, the words man, horse, city, goodness,
excellence, are substantives.
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Substantive \Sub"stan*tive\, v. t.
To substantivize. [R.] --Cudworth.
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adj 1: having a firm basis in reality and being therefore
important, meaningful, or considerable; "substantial
equivalents" [synonym: {substantial}, {substantive}]
2: defining rights and duties as opposed to giving the rules by
which rights and duties are established; "substantive law"
[synonym: {substantive}, {essential}] [ant: {adjective},
3: being on topic and prompting thought; "a meaty discussion"
[synonym: {meaty}, {substantive}]
n 1: any word or group of words functioning as a noun

68 Moby Thesaurus words for "substantive":
ab ovo, abstract noun, adherent noun, adjectival, adverbial,
appreciable, attributive, basal, basic, bedrock, central,
collective noun, common noun, concrete, conjunctive, constituent,
constitutive, copulative, correct, elemental, elementary,
essential, focal, formal, functional, fundamental, gerund,
glossematic, grammatic, gut, hypostasis, indispensable,
intransitive, life-and-death, life-or-death, linking, material,
nominal, noun, noun phrase, of the essence, of vital importance,
original, palpable, participial, ponderable, postpositional,
prepositional, primal, primary, primitive, pronominal, pronoun,
proper noun, quotation noun, radical, real, sensible, solid,
structural, substantial, syntactic, tagmemic, tangible, transitive,
underlying, verbal, vital

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  • SUBSTANTIVE | definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary
    The documents are the first substantive information obtained by the investigators Thesaurus: synonyms and related words Very important or urgent all-important arch at all cost(s) idiom be a matter of life and or death idiom chief
  • SUBSTANTIVE | meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
    substantive definition: 1 important, serious, or related to real facts: 2 having real importance or value: Meaning of substantive in English Any opinions in the examples do not represent the opinion of the Cambridge Dictionary editors or of Cambridge University Press or its licensors
  • SUBSTANTIVE | Pronunciation in English - Cambridge Dictionary
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    substantive definition, substantive meaning | English dictionary substantive n a permanent rank in the armed services obtained by length of service, selection, etc
  • Substantive definition and meaning | Collins English . . .
    Substantive definition: Substantive negotiations or issues deal with the most important and central aspects of a | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples Log In Dictionary Thesaurus Translator If you look up ‘love’ in Collins English Dictionary, you will find the
  • substantive - Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary
    Definition of substantive_1 adjective in Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary Meaning, pronunciation, picture, example sentences, grammar, usage notes, synonyms and more We use cookies to enhance your experience on our website, including to provide targeted advertising and track usage
  • Substantive definition and meaning | Collins English . . .
    Substantive definition: Substantive negotiations or issues deal with the most important and central aspects of a | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples
  • Substantive - Definition for English-Language Learners . . .
    Learner's definition of SUBSTANTIVE [more substantive; most substantive] formal 1 : important, real, or meaningful substantive issues matters These changes are more symbolic than substantive No substantive changes were made to the document
  • SUBSTANTIVE LAW | meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
    substantive law noun [ U ] LAW uk ​ us ​ › the part of the law that deals with the rights and duties of people, organizations, etc rather than the part that deals with legal processes
  • substantive role definition | English definition . . .
    Search substantive role and thousands of other words in English definition and synonym dictionary from Reverso You can complete the definition of substantive role given by the English Definition dictionary with other English dictionaries: Wikipedia, Lexilogos, Oxford, Cambridge, Chambers Harrap, Wordreference, Collins Lexibase dictionaries, Merriam Webster

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