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- ſubſtantive (“obsolete”)
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈsʌbstəntɪv/, /səbˈstæntɪv/
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- Of the essence or essential element of a thing.
- 2012 October 6, “The first presidential debate: Back in the centre, back in the game”, in The Economist:
- In one sense the first debate achieved the worst of all worlds: it managed to be technical, even dull, without being substantive or especially honest.
- Having substance; enduring; solid; firm; substantial.
- (law) Applying to essential legal principles and rules of right.
- (chemistry, of a dye) Not needing the use of a mordant to be made fast to that which is being dyed.
- Antonym: adjective
- Depending on itself; independent.
- 1631, Francis [Bacon], “New Atlantis. A Worke Vnfinished.”, in Sylua Syluarum: Or A Naturall Historie. In Ten Centuries. […], 3rd edition, London: […] William Rawley; [p]rinted by J[ohn] H[aviland] for William Lee […], page 16, →OCLC:
- Hee therefore taking into Conſideration, how ſufficient and ſuſstantiue this Land was, to maintaine it ſelfe without any aid (at all) of the foreigner; […]
- (grammar) Of or pertaining to a substantive.
- Synonym: substantival
- (military, of a rank or appointment) Actually and legally held, as distinct from an acting, temporary or honorary rank or appointment
of the essence or essential element of a thing
having substance and prompting thought
law: applying to essential legal principles
of a dye that does not need the use of a mordant
substantival — see substantival
substantive (plural substantives)
- (grammar) Clipping of . [from 16th c.]
- Part of a text that carries the meaning, such as words and their ordering.
- Coordinate term: accidental
- subst. (abbreviation used in lexicography and grammar)
noun — see noun
- (grammar, very rare) To make a word belonging to another part of speech into a substantive (that is, a noun) or use it as a noun.
- The pronunciation with penultimate stress is common, based on that of substantial, but mainly proscribed.
(converting into or using as another part of speech:)
- adjectivize/adjectivise, adjective, adjectify
- adverbialize/adverbialise, (rare) adverb, (rare) adverbify, adverbize
- nominalize/nominalise, substantivize/substantivise, noun, (rare) nounify, (very rare) substantive
- verbalize/verbalise, (colloquial) verb, verbify
- (Classical) IPA(key): /sub.stanˈtiː.u̯e/, [s̠ʊps̠t̪än̪ˈt̪iːu̯ɛ]
- (modern Italianate Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /sub.stanˈti.ve/, [subst̪än̪ˈt̪iːve]
- plural of