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Definitions for beneficial
ˌbɛn əˈfɪʃ əlben·e·fi·cial

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. beneficial, good(adj)

    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. beneficial(Adjective)

    Helpful or good to something or someone.

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

  2. Origin: From beneficialis, from beneficium.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Beneficial(adj)

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

  2. Beneficial(adj)

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

  3. Beneficial(adj)


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. David Lola:

    Societally, this just can't be beneficial.

  2. Ilene Gordon:

    It would have an immediate beneficial impact.

  3. Cecily Kelleher:

    These are persuasive that these bans are beneficial.

  4. Hua Chunying:

    The outcome should be mutually beneficial and win-win.

  5. Kyle Phillips:

    There are real issues with establishing the beneficial owners.

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