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1. Considerable in importance, value, degree, amount, or extent: made a substantial improvement; won by a substantial margin.
2. Solidly built; strong: substantial houses.
3. Ample; sustaining: a substantial breakfast.
4. Possessing wealth or property; well-to-do.
a. Of, relating to, or having substance; material.
b. True or real; not imaginary.
6. Achieving the goal of justice itself, not merely the procedure or form that is a means to justice: principles of substantial justice.

[Middle English substancial, from Old French substantiel, from Latin substantiālis, from substantia, substance; see substance.]

sub·stan′ti·al′i·ty (-shē-ăl′ĭ-tē), sub·stan′tial·ness (-shəl-nĭs) n.
sub·stan′tial·ly adv.
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Noun1.substantialness - the quality of being substantial or having substance
corporality, corporeality, physicalness, materiality - the quality of being physical; consisting of matter
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The methods of descriptive analysis that have been used and are still in use must give way to the task of simplifying and synthesizing without sacrifice to the quality or substantialness of science.
That's something Big Eck will be trying to address for next season whilst at the same time maintaining his side's substantialness. So, it was a fine St Andrew's farewell to a fine season.
The fourth-century BC historical text Guoyu (Discourses of the States) said, in the words of Yang Pofu, that "harmony and substantialness produce things" (p.