substantial

  

Definition

Having substance; large; significant. "The changes he made were far from trivial; they made a substantial difference in the productivity of the system."

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  • When the computer manufacturer cut their prices by 50% on their laptops, they saw a substantial increase in laptop sales.

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  • Substantial was the loss of forest around the surrounding area due to an increase in productivity from the woodsmen and loggers.

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  • The losses that we incurred in the first quarter of last year in our clothing division were substantial and unless we are able to make them up in this quarter, we will be forced to reduce the workforce for that division.

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