Substantive vs Discursive - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between substantive and discursive
is that substantive
is nominalized while discursive
is (of speech or writing) tending to digress from the main point; rambling.
Of the essence or essential element of a thing; as, "substantive information".
* 2012 , The Economist, 06 Oct 2012 issue; [http://www.economist.com/node/21564222 The first presidential debate: Back in the centre, back in the game]
Having substance; enduring; solid; firm; substantial.
- In one sense the first debate achieved the worst of all worlds: it managed to be technical, even dull, without being substantive or especially honest.
(legal) Applying to essential legal principles and rules of right; as, "substantive law".
(chemistry) Of a dye that does not need the use of a mordant to be made fast to that which is being dyed.
Depending on itself; independent.
* Francis Bacon
- Strength and magnitude are qualities which impress the imagination in a powerful and substantive manner.
- He considered how sufficient and substantive this land was to maintain itself without any aid of the foreigner.
* (of the essential element) essential, in essence
* (having substance) meaty, substantial
* (having substance) superficial
* (legal) adjective, procedural
* (of a dye that does not need the use of a mordant) adjective
* substantive law
(grammar) A word that names a person, place, thing or idea; a noun (sensu stricto)
* (abbreviation used in lexicography and grammar)
* noun (sensu stricto)
* substantival (substantivally)
(of speech or writing) Tending to digress from the main point; rambling.
(philosophy) Using reason and argument rather than intuition.
- This means, at times, long and perhaps overly discursive discussions of other taxa.