substantial

substantial
substantial sub‧stan‧tial [səbˈstænʆl] adjective
large enough in amount or number to be noticeable or to have an important effect:

• The document requires substantial changes.

• You could make substantial monthly savings on your mortgage.

— substantially adverb :

• She claimed that, if she was a man, her pay would be substantially higher.

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substantial UK US /səbˈstænʃəl/ adjective
large in size, value, or importance: »

substantial benefits/costs/investment

a substantial amount/number/portion of sth »

Banks make a substantial amount of money investing your money.

substantial changes/differences/improvements »

We've made substantial changes in how we go about doing our business.

a substantial increase/reduction/rise in sth »

The company posted a substantial increase in profits during the year to £3.5m.

[before noun] FORMAL relating to the main or most important things being considered: »

Unions and bosses reached substantial agreement.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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