- consequence or importance
- something signified, expressed, or intended
- the state or quality of being significant
- a measure of the confidence that can be placed in a result, esp a substantive causal hypothesis, as not being merely a matter of chance
- (as modifier)
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
sig•nif•i•cance /sɪgˈnɪfɪkəns/USA pronunciation n. [uncountable]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
consequence:an election of great significance to the country.
sig•nif•i•cance (sig nif′i kəns),USA pronunciation n.
consequence:the significance of the new treaty.
import:The familiar place had a new significance for her.
- the quality of being significant or having a meaning:to give significance to dull chores.
- Latin significantia force, meaning, equivalent. to significant- (see significant) + -ia -ia; see -ance
- Middle French)
- late Middle English ( 1400–50
- 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged moment, weight. See importance.
- 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged See meaning.
- 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged triviality.
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significance /sɪɡˈnɪfɪkəns/ n
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