sub|stan|tial|ly [səbˈstænʃəli] adv
1.) very much or a lot
substantially higher prices
The deer population has increased substantially in recent years.
2.) used to say that in many ways something is true, the same, different etc
There are one or two minor differences, but they're substantially the same text.

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