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Meaning of beneficial

ben•e•fi•cial

Pronunciation: (ben"u-fish'ul), [key]
— adj.
  1. conferring benefit; advantageous; helpful: the beneficial effect of sunshine.
  2. a beneficial association.
    1. helpful in the meeting of needs:a beneficial association.
    2. involving the personal enjoyment of proceeds:a beneficial owner.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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