Definition of beneficial
2 : receiving or entitling one to receive advantage, use, or benefit a beneficial owner of securities a beneficial interest in an estate
beneficiallyplay \-ˈfi-sh(ə-)lē\ adverb
Examples of beneficial in a sentence
He hopes the new drug will prove beneficial to many people.
Regular exercise has many beneficial health effects.
They have a relationship that is beneficial to both of them.
Some insects are harmful but others are beneficial.
Origin and Etymology of beneficial
Latin beneficium favor, benefit —see benefice
First Known Use: 15th century
BENEFICIAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of beneficial for English Language Learners
: producing good or helpful results or effects : producing benefits
BENEFICIAL Defined for Kids
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