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meaningful

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmeaningfulmean‧ing‧ful /ˈmiːnɪŋfəl/ ●●○ adjective 🔊 🔊 1 UNDERSTANDhaving a meaning that is easy to understand and makes sense 🔊 Without more data we cannot make a meaningful comparison of the two systems. 🔊 Teaching history to five-year-olds in a meaningful way can be very difficult.meaningful to 🔊 Rules must be put in a context that is meaningful to the children.2 meaningful look/glance/smile etc3 IMPORTANTserious, important, or useful 🔊 They want a chance to do meaningful work. 🔊 I want a mature and meaningful relationship. 🔊 a meaningful conversationmeaningfully adverb
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meaningfulFurthermore, it is not clear what concept would be assigned to a sentence, though sentences are clearly meaningful.Is such a proposition indeed meaningful?If this power has been transferred elsewhere, meaningful accountability has ceased to exist.Figures such as these are not particularly meaningful because the information is highly aggregated.Diplomats say that immunity should not be used to avoid culpability, but it has had a meaningful place in international law.Useful semantic information therefore facilitates the incidence of meaningful strong overlaps in normal text.The data isn't very meaningful to anyone but a scientist.Ralph Berger assessed the effects of meaningful verbal stimuli on dreaming.My father showed us that life is not meaningful without work.meaningful wayBut it is debatable whether this could be explicated in any meaningful way.Calculate the weekly time spent on this and resolve to use it in a meaningful way.I know of no way in which a drug can modify the stored information in any meaningful way.One response to these problems has been new efforts to link work and school in a more meaningful way.The question is rather whether the accounts ought to record it in a meaningful way.However, employees could not participate in a meaningful way in problem-solving efforts without access to information about company performance.Reporting on the progress of five-year-olds in foundation subjects such as history and geography in a meaningful way taxes most teachers.Yet we systematically deny these individuals the opportunity to engage in meaningful ways with the adult world.meaningful workHe thought that we get in touch with the world and others through meaningful work.I agree, but it must be meaningful work.This can be achieved by good links with industry and allowing them access to meaningful work experience.This takes us right back to the first pillar of meaningful work: freedom.But they also point to the benefits of meaningful work in building self-esteem.Social scientists have said that meaningful work is a response to the needs of society.Entrepreneurs say that their enjoyment of meaningful work often springs from a deep interest in some hobby or other pursuit.What is it about meaningful work that is so satisfying, that inspires people to take great risks?
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