Definition of substantially in English:

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Pronunciation: /səbˈstan(t)SHəlē/


1To a great or significant extent: profits grew substantially [as submodifier]: substantially higher earnings
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  • We would like to think that we can grow the business substantially.
  • These have been set up in a small way now but they can grow substantially.
  • However, all the evidence suggests that a modest sum can grow substantially if invested wisely over a long period.
considerably, significantly, to a great/large extent, greatly, markedly, appreciably
2For the most part; essentially: things will remain substantially the same over the next ten years
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  • Although it has remained substantially unaltered since construction, it is now in need of restoration.
  • This procedure has remained substantially unchanged for half a century.
  • Further aft, the wreck is substantially flattened, but some structure remains.
largely, for the most part, by and large, on the whole, in the main, mainly, in essence, basically, fundamentally, to all intents and purposes

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Syllabification: sub·stan·tial·ly

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