substantive

When you talk about substantive change, you mean change that really makes a difference. After a substantive discussion, you will have an in depth understanding of what you are talking about.

When something is substantive, there is a lot of there there, be it meaning or volume of things. The word brings a serious tone. While it is often used to talk about problems and their solutions, a big steak dinner could be called substantive as could a very long piece of writing. In any case, you use it when there is a lot of substance involved.

DEFINITIONS OF: substantive

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adj having a firm basis in reality and being therefore important, meaningful, or considerable

Synonyms:
substantial
essential
basic and fundamental

adj being on topic and prompting thought

Synonyms:
meaty
meaningful
having a meaning or purpose

adj defining rights and duties as opposed to giving the rules by which rights and duties are established

substantive law”
Synonyms:
essential
Antonyms:
adjective, procedural
relating to court practice and procedure as opposed to the principles of law

n any word or group of words functioning as a noun

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noun
a content word that can be used to refer to a person, place, thing, quality, or action
collective noun
a noun that is singular in form but refers to a group of people or things
mass noun
a noun that does not form plurals
count noun
a noun that forms plurals
generic noun
a noun that does not specify either masculine or feminine gender
proper name, proper noun
a noun that denotes a particular thing; usually capitalized
common noun
a noun that denotes any or all members of a class
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