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adjective     valuable pronunciation in American English
  1. 1
    worth a lot of money

    The necklace is not very valuable.

    a valuable antique

  2. 2
    very useful and important

    The job gave her an opportunity to gain valuable experience.

    valuable insights/lessons/information:

    The research should provide valuable insights into organizational arrangements.

    a valuable contribution/resource/addition:

    Her latest book is a valuable contribution to the debate on cloning.

    prove valuable:

    The results could prove extremely valuable.

    1. a.
      valuable time is important because there is not much of it available

      Valuable seconds were wasted while Schumacher’s car was stuck in the pits.

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