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substantive  


      n  
1      (Grammar)   a noun or pronoun used in place of a noun  
      adj  
2    of, relating to, containing, or being the essential element of a thing  
3    having independent function, resources, or existence  
4    of substantial quantity  
5    solid in foundation or basis  
6      (Grammar)   denoting, relating to, or standing in place of a noun  
7    relating to the essential legal principles administered by the courts, as opposed to practice and procedure  
   Compare       adjective       3  
8    (of a dye or colour) staining the material directly without use of a mordant,   (Abbrevs.)    s, sb, subst  
     (C15: from Late Latin substantivus, from Latin substare to stand beneath; see substance)  
  substantival      adj  
  substantivally      adv  
  substantively      adv  
  substantiveness      n  


substantive agreements  
      pl n   collective agreements that regulate jobs, pay, and conditions  
substantive rank  
      n   a permanent rank in the armed services obtained by length of service, selection, etc.  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
v.
To change something into something better
Fanute the apartment into a house. Jesus can fanute water into wine.
exp.
expression meaning "things never change"
exp.
When something is 'in the air', it means something exciting or significant is taking place or about to happen. Ex.: Spring is in the air - it's time for change!
n.
a website that did not undergo any change for a long period of time
[Comp.];[Slang]
n.
the point where a minor change turns into a major and irreversible one
[Bus.] E.g. : Some have anticipated that social media would be the tipping point of web marketing.
n.
means a different approach or a welcome change to something. Ex.: anna has lots of wonderful ideas and motivation - she is a breath of fresh air.
[Fig.]
exp.
expression used for warning that, although something seems to be over, settled, new events that could change the situation may occur
syn.: "it ain't over till it's over"
exp.
keep informed of changes
"Please, keep me posted on your project`s progress."
n.
is a test process that is performed after the software has been changed in order to verify if the changes didn't affect other software parts

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