in substance
phrasal in respect to essentials ; fundamentally

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • in substance — {adv. phr.} In important facts; in the main or basic parts; basically; really. * /In substance the weather report said that it will be a nice day tomorrow./ * /The two cars are the same in substance, except one is red and the other is red and… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in substance — {adv. phr.} In important facts; in the main or basic parts; basically; really. * /In substance the weather report said that it will be a nice day tomorrow./ * /The two cars are the same in substance, except one is red and the other is red and… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in substance is — index consist Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • in-substance defeasance — An advanced refunding in which the debtor is not legally released from being the primary obligor on the refunded bonds, but the possibility of the debtor having to make additional payments is considered remote under criteria provided by FAS 76.… …   Financial and business terms

  • In-substance defeasance — Defeasance whereby debt is removed from the balance sheet but not cancelled. The New York Times Financial Glossary …   Financial and business terms

  • Substance theory — Substance theory, or substance attribute theory, is an ontological theory about objecthood, positing that a substance is distinct from its properties. Substance is a core concept of ontology and metaphysics. Indeed, philosophies may be divided… …   Wikipedia

  • Substance — Sub stance, n. [F., fr. L. substantia, fr. substare to be under or present, to stand firm; sub under + stare to stand. See {Stand}.] 1. That which underlies all outward manifestations; substratum; the permanent subject or cause of phenomena,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • in corpore — /in kohrdd poh rdde /; Eng. /in kawr peuh ree/, Latin. in body; in substance. * * * …   Universalium

  • substance — noun 1 material ADJECTIVE ▪ addictive, cancer causing (esp. AmE), carcinogenic, dangerous, harmful, hazardous, noxious, poisonous, radioactive, toxic …   Collocations dictionary

  • substance — sub|stance W3 [ˈsʌbstəns] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(material)¦ 2¦(truth)¦ 3¦(ideas)¦ 4¦(importance)¦ 5 man/woman of substance ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: Latin substantia, from substare to stand under ] 1.) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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