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Definition 1: any word or group of words functioning as a noun - [noun denoting communication]

(substantive is a kind of ...) a unit of language that native speakers can identify

"words are the blocks from which sentences are made" "he hardly said ten words all morning"

(... is a kind of substantive ) a content word that can be used to refer to a person, place, thing, quality, or action

Definition 2: defining rights and duties as opposed to giving the rules by which rights and duties are established - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where substantive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • substantive law

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(substantive belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 3: of or relating to the real nature or essential elements of something - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where substantive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a substantial argument

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(substantive is similar to ...) basic and fundamental

"the essential feature"

Definition 4: being on topic and prompting thought - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where substantive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a meaty discussion

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(substantive is similar to ...) having a meaning or purpose

"a meaningful explanation" "a meaningful discussion" "a meaningful pause"

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