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Definition of "beneficial" []

  • Producing or promoting a favorable result; advantageous. (adjective)
  • Law Receiving or having the right to receive proceeds or other advantages. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "beneficial" in a sentence
  • ""We're trying to protect what we call the beneficial uses of the water," Cash said."
  • "If it becomes known that the govenment intends to use the banks that pass inspection in beneficial take-overs of the banks that fail (or their assets anyway) the most secure banks will seek out the government so that they could be inspected early."
  • "This month, the Aspen Institute's Business and Society Program selected its new group of First Mover Fellows: individuals embedded deep within large companies with great capacity to lead the way to achieving fundamental social change -- change that is also strategic and long-term beneficial for the companies involved."