- val|u|a|ble [ `væljəbl ] adjective ***1. ) worth a lot of money:The necklace is interesting but not very valuable.a valuable antique2. ) 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.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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