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substantial

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsubstantialsub‧stan‧tial /səbˈstænʃəl/ ●●○ adjective  1 BIGlarge in amount or number syn considerable opp insubstantial We have the support of a substantial number of parents. a substantial salary a substantial breakfast The document requires substantial changes.see thesaurus at big2 STRONG OBJECT[only before noun] large and strongly made opp insubstantial a substantial piece of furniture
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substantialThe surplus at Hawker was not detailed yesterday but is believed to be substantial.The breakfast they provide is substantial.At least one independent analyst believes growth will be substantial.As we discussed in our previous book, there is a substantial body of evidence in favour of the latter alternative.Stout lifelines are fitted and there are very substantial bow, quarter and spring cleats.There will, however, be substantial costs of that kind.a very substantial family in the wool tradea substantial mahogany deskA substantial number of houses were damaged by the floods.The company was slow to restructure, and its problems could carry over into another substantial profit decline in 1996.About 20 of the weapons, banned for private import by federal law in 1989, were resold for substantial profit.The staff and technical advisory group agreed that new construction should play a substantial role in the first-year housing goals.The refugees face a substantial threat of harm if they are sent home.
From Longman Business Dictionarysubstantialsub‧stan‧tial /səbˈstænʃəl/ adjective large enough in amount or number to be noticeable or to have an important effectThe document requires substantial changes.You could make substantial monthly savings on your mortgage.substantially adverbShe claimed that, if she was a man, her pay would be substantially higher.
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