AskDefine | Define substantiality

Dictionary Definition

substantiality n : the quality of being substantial or having substance [syn: substantialness] [ant: insubstantiality]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. the state of being substantial
  2. the extent to which something is substantial

Extensive Definition

The word originates from Latin substantia, literally meaning "standing under". The word was used to translate the Greek philosophical term ousia.
Substance may refer to:
See also:
substantiality in Arabic: مادة كيميائية
substantiality in Czech: Látka (rozcestník)
substantiality in Galician: Substancia
substantiality in Italian: Sostanza
substantiality in Polish: Substancja
substantiality in Slovak: Látka
substantiality in Tagalog: Sustansyang kimikal
substantiality in Yiddish: סובסטאנץ

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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