- (America) IPA: /ˈsʌbstəntɪv/, /səbˈstæntɪv/
- of the essence or essential element of a thing; as, "substantive information"
- Synonyms: essential, in essence
- having substance; enduring; solid; firm; substantial
- Synonyms: meaty, substantial
- Antonyms: superficial
- (law) applying to essential legal principles and rules of right; as, "substantive law"
- Antonyms: adjective, procedural
- (chemistry) of a dye that does not need the use of a mordant to be made fast to that which is being dyed
- Antonyms: adjective
- Depending on itself; independent.
- (grammar) used like a noun substantive
- Synonyms: substantival
- (military, of a rank or appointment) actually and legally held, as distinct from an acting, temporary or honorary rank or appointment
substantive (plural substantives)
(grammar) a word that names a person, place, thing or idea; a noun (sensu stricto) [from 16th c.]
- Synonyms: noun, noun substantive
- Hypernyms: noun
- Part of a text that carries the meaning, such as words and their ordering.
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substantive (substantives, present participle substantiving; past and past participle substantived)
(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
- Synonyms: substantivize, nominalize