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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Substantive  \Sub"stan*tive\,  a.  [L.  substantivus:  cf  F. 
  1.  Betokening  or  expressing  existence;  as  the  substantive 
  verb  that  is  the  verb  to  be 
  2.  Depending  on  itself  independent. 
  He  considered  how  sufficient  and  substantive  this 
  land  was  to  maintain  itself  without  any  aid  of  the 
  foreigner.  --Bacon. 
  3.  Enduring;  solid;  firm;  substantial. 
  Strength  and  magnitude  are  qualities  which  impress 
  the  imagination  in  a  powerful  and  substantive 
  manner.  --Hazlitt. 
  4.  Pertaining  to  or  constituting,  the  essential  part  or 
  principles;  as  the  law  substantive. 
  {Noun  substantive}  (Gram.),  a  noun  which  designates  an 
  object,  material  or  immaterial;  a  substantive. 
  {Substantive  color},  one  which  communicates  its  color  without 
  the  aid  of  a  mordant  or  base;  --  opposed  to  adjective 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Substantive  \Sub"stan*tive\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  substantif.]  (Gram.) 
  A  noun  or  name  the  part  of  speech  which  designates  something 
  that  exists,  or  some  object  of  thought,  either  material  or 
  immaterial;  as  the  words  man,  horse,  city,  goodness, 
  excellence,  are  substantives. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Substantive  \Sub"stan*tive\,  v.  t. 
  To  substantivize.  [R.]  --Cudworth. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  being  the  essence  or  essential  element  of  a  thing 
  "substantial  equivalents";  "substantive  information" 
  [syn:  {substantial},  {in  essence}] 
  2:  (law)  applying  to  essential  legal  principles  and  rules  of 
  right  "substantive  law"  [syn:  {essential}]  [ant:  {adjective}] 
  3:  having  substance  and  prompting  thought;  "a  meaty  discussion" 
  [syn:  {meaty}] 
  n  :  a  noun  or  a  pronoun  that  is  used  in  place  of  a  noun 

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