Pronunciation: (kun-sid'ur-u-bul), [key]
1. rather large or great in size, distance, extent, etc.: It cost a considerable amount. We took a considerable length of time to decide.
2. worthy of respect, attention, etc.; important; distinguished: a considerable person.
Informal.much; not a little: He has done considerable for the community.
Nonstandard (older use). considerably; noticeably; much: I'm feeling considerable better now.
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