What is substantial?

  • (adj): Having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary.
    Example: "The substantial world"; "a mere dream, neither substantial nor practical"; "most ponderous and substantial things"- Shakespeare
    Synonyms: real, material
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on substantial:

Lattice Truss Bridge
... Originally a design to allow a substantial bridge to be made from planks employing lower–skilled labor, rather than heavy timbers and more ... are more easily handled by the construction workers, but the bridge also requires substantial support during construction ... members to the top and bottom chords, which are more substantial than the lattice members, but which may also be fabricated from relatively small elements ...
Substantial Form - Criticism
... Descartes, referring to substantial forms, says "(...) They were introduced by philosophers solely to account for the proper action of natural things, of which they ... But no natural action at all can be explained by these substantial forms, since their defenders admit that they are occult, and that they do not understand them themselves ... If they say that some action proceeds from a substantial form, it is as if they said it proceeds from something they do not understand which explains nothing ...
Substantial Equivalence
... Substantial equivalence" is a starting point for the safety assessment for GM foods that is widely used by national and international agencies - including ... from FAO, one of the agencies that developed the concept, is useful for defining it "Substantial equivalence embodies the concept that if a new food or food component is found to be ... The concept of substantial equivalence also recognises the fact that existing foods often contain toxic components (usually called antinutrients) and are still able to be ...
Substantial Certainty Doctrine
... In law, the substantial certainty doctrine is the assumption of intent even if the actor did not intend the result, but knew with substantial certainty the effect would occur as a result of his ...
George Forbes (businessman) - Biography
... Forbes became a qualified auctioneer and built the family farm from a small holding to a substantial farm ... Showing substantial business skills he went from an employee of a relatively small auction mart to the owner of the same mart, turning it into the biggest in the United ... In the 1980s, Forbes was invited to join the Newcastle United board as the current board, under substantial pressure, aimed to appease fan discontent by appointing a number of local businessmen ...

More definitions of "substantial":

  • (adj): Providing abundant nourishment.
    Example: "Ate a substantial breakfast"
    Synonyms: hearty, satisfying, solid
  • (adj): Fairly large.
    Example: "Won by a substantial margin"
    Synonyms: significant
  • (adj): Of good quality and condition; solidly built.
    Example: "Several substantial timber buildings"
    Synonyms: solid, strong
  • (adj): Being the essence or essential element of a thing.
    Example: "Substantial equivalents"
    Synonyms: substantive, in essence

Famous quotes containing the word substantial:

    Those who labour in the earth are the chosen people of God, if ever he had a chosen people, whose breasts he has made his peculiar deposit for substantial and genuine virtue.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)

    Americans have internalized the value that mothers of young children should be mothers first and foremost, and not paid workers. The result is that a substantial amount of confusion, ambivalence, guilt, and anxiety is experienced by working mothers. Our cultural expectations of mother and realities of female participation in the labor force are directly contradictory.
    Ruth E. Zambrana, U.S. researcher, M. Hurst, and R.L. Hite. “The Working Mother in Contemporary Perspectives: A Review of Literature,” Pediatrics (December 1979)

    All would be well
    Could we but give us wholly to the dreams,
    And get into their world that to the sense
    Is shadow, and not linger wretchedly
    Among substantial things....
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)