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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sub·stan·tial /səbˈstæn(t)ʃəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sub·stan·tial a.
 1. Belonging to substance; actually existing; real; as, substantial life.
    If this atheist would have his chance to be real and substantial agent, he is more stupid than the vulgar.   --Bentley.
 2. Not seeming or imaginary; not illusive; real; solid; true; veritable.
    If happinessbe a substantial good.   --Denham.
    The substantial ornaments of virtue.   --L'Estrange.
 3. Corporeal; material; firm. “Most ponderous and substantial things.”
    The rainbow [appears to be] a large substantial arch.   --I. Watts.
 4. Having good substance; strong; stout; solid; firm; as, substantial cloth; a substantial fence or wall.
 5. Possessed of goods or an estate; moderately wealthy; responsible; as, a substantial freeholder. Substantial yeomen and burghers.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: fairly large; "won by a substantial margin" [syn: significant]
      2: being the essence or essential element of a thing;
         "substantial equivalents"; "substantive information" [syn:
          substantive, in essence]
      3: having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not
         imaginary; "the substantial world"; "a mere dream, neither
         substantial nor practical"; "most ponderous and
         substantial things"- Shakespeare [syn: real, material]
         [ant: insubstantial]
      4: providing abundant nourishment; "a hearty meal"; "good solid
         food"; "ate a substantial breakfast" [syn: hearty, satisfying,
      5: of good quality and condition; solidly built; "a solid
         foundation"; "several substantial timber buildings" [syn:
         solid, strong]