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substantive

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsubstantivesub‧stan‧tive1 /səbˈstæntɪv, ˈsʌbstəntɪv/ ●○○ adjective 🔊 🔊 formalIMPORTANT dealing with things that are important or realsubstantive matters/issues 🔊 The State Department reported that substantive discussions had taken place with Beijing.substantively adverb
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substantiveThe new regulations are both symbolic and substantive.If we look to laws external to the family we can begin to develop a body of substantive analyses guided by theory.And when he grew up, his tastes were the same-the only substantive difference being that his adventurers were now daring adults.Yet a shift from Gingrich to Lott would be unlikely to have much substantive difference.Candidates also are resorting to personal attacks to get attention because their positions on most substantive issues are remarkably similar.One rationale emphasises the connection between procedural due process and the substantive justice of the final outcome.Reporters are often reluctant to examine substantive political issues.The conventions have become nothing but cheerleading rallies for the presidential campaign ahead, their substantive political role all but eliminated.Businesses are held accountable in a substantive way for what they do with resources.substantive matters/issuesAs at Dalat in April, the Fontainebleau conference failed entirely on substantive issues.Reporters are often reluctant to examine substantive issues.Some view unconstrained election spending as positive, exposing voters to more debate about substantive issues.Candidates also are resorting to personal attacks to get attention because their positions on most substantive issues are remarkably similar.Disenfranchisement in the first sense relates to the virtual exclusion of certain substantive issues from the ordinary political agenda.
Related topics: Grammar
substantivesub‧stan‧tive2 /ˈsʌbstəntɪv/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 technicalSLG a noun
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substantiveInternal incidence is characteristic of all substantives.The child in due course in new contexts uses the modifier with substantives, thereby expressing his desires more clearly.
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