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  1. substantive

    • IPA[ˈsʌbst(ə)ntɪv]

    英式

    • adj.
      having a firm basis in reality and so important, meaningful, or considerable;having a separate and independent existence.
    • n.
      a noun.
    • 釋義

    形容詞

    • 1. having a firm basis in reality and so important, meaningful, or considerable there is no substantive evidence for the efficacy of these drugs
    • 2. having a separate and independent existence.
    • (of a rank or appointment) not acting or temporary; permanent he earned the rank of Substantive Corporal
    • (of an enactment, motion, or resolution) made in due form as such; not amended.
    • 3. (of law) defining rights and duties, as opposed to giving the procedural rules by which those rights and duties are enforced.
    • 4. (of a dye) not needing a mordant.

    名詞

    • 1. a noun.
    • 更多解釋
    • adj.
      having a firm basis in reality and therefore important, meaningful, or considerable: there is no substantive evidence for the efficacy of these drugs
    • n.
      a noun.

    Oxford American Dictionary