Meaning of SUBSTANCE in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ sʌbstəns ]
Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.
A substance is a solid, powder, liquid, or gas with particular properties.
There’s absolutely no regulation of cigarettes to make sure that they don’t include poisonous substances...
The substance that’s causing the problem comes from the barley.
N-COUNT : usu with supp
Substance is the quality of being important or significant. ( FORMAL )
It’s questionable whether anything of substance has been achieved...
Syria will attend only if the negotiations deal with issues of substance.
N-UNCOUNT : oft with brd-neg
The substance of what someone says or writes is the main thing that they are trying to say.
The substance of his discussions doesn’t really matter.
N-SING : the N of n
If you say that something has no substance , you mean that it is not true. ( FORMAL )
There is no substance in any of these allegations.
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006