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for Noun substantive
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
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
3. Enduring; solid; firm; substantial.
Strength and magnitude are qualities which impress
the imagination in a powerful and substantive
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
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