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ˌbɛn əˈfɪʃ əlben·e·fi·cial

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. beneficial, goodadjective

    promoting or enhancing well-being

    "an arms limitation agreement beneficial to all countries"; "the beneficial effects of a temperate climate"; "the experience was good for her"


  1. beneficialadjective

    Helpful or good to something or someone.

    Recycling and reusing garbage can have beneficial effects on the environment.

    Etymology: From beneficialis, from beneficium.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Beneficialadjective

    conferring benefits; useful; profitable; helpful; advantageous; serviceable; contributing to a valuable end; -- followed by to

  2. Beneficialadjective

    receiving, or entitled to have or receive, advantage, use, or benefit; as, the beneficial owner of an estate

  3. Beneficialadjective


Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Beneficial

    ben-e-fish′al, adj. useful; advantageous: (law) enjoying the usufruct of property.—adj. Benef′ic, of good influence astrologically: beneficent, kindly.—adv. Benefic′ially.—ns. Benefic′ialness; Benefic′iary, a legal term to denote a person who enjoys, or has the prospect of enjoying, any interest or estate held in trust by others. [L. beneficium.]

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'beneficial' in Adjectives Frequency: #804

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of beneficial in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of beneficial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of beneficial in a Sentence

  1. Makan Delrahim:

    I understand that some journalists and observers have recently expressed concern that the antitrust division no longer believes that vertical mergers can be efficient and beneficial to competition and consumers, rest assured these concerns are misplaced.

  2. Task Force:

    Any test a primary care physician would do on a healthy person can have both potentially beneficial and potentially harmful outcomes.

  3. Yang Yujun:

    Certain countries are roping in countries from outside the region to get involved in the South China Sea issue, putting on a big show of force, deliberately exaggerating the tense atmosphere in the region, this way of doing things will not have a beneficial effect on the situation in the South China Sea.

  4. Themis Themistocleus:

    Should there be full QE? Many investors would argue that is beneficial for Europe. Would he do it? We think the base case is still that (Draghi) won't do it.

  5. Sudhir Ch:

    If vaccination of Covid had been really beneficial to any person, then politicians would not have to show it through fake pic on main media and paid actors would not have to say it through social media.

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