Definitions for significancesɪgˈnɪf ɪ kəns

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sig•nif•i•cance*sɪgˈnɪf ɪ kəns(n.)

  1. importance; consequence.

  2. meaning; import.

  3. the quality of being significant.

* Syn: See importance. See also meaning.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. significance(noun)

    the quality of being significant

    "do not underestimate the significance of nuclear power"

  2. significance, import, implication(noun)

    a meaning that is not expressly stated but can be inferred

    "the significance of his remark became clear only later"; "the expectation was spread both by word and by implication"

  3. meaning, significance, signification, import(noun)

    the message that is intended or expressed or signified

    "what is the meaning of this sentence"; "the significance of a red traffic light"; "the signification of Chinese characters"; "the import of his announcement was ambiguous"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. significance(noun)ɪgˈnɪf ɪ kəns

    the importance or particular meaning of sth

    Visitors do not really understand the significance of the temple.; small problems that are of no significance to us

Wiktionary

  1. significance(Noun)

    The extent to which something matters; importance

    As a juror your opinion is of great significance for the outcome trial.

  2. significance(Noun)

    Meaning.

  3. Origin: From significantia.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Significance(noun)

    alt. of Significancy

Freebase

  1. Significance

    Significance is a stock issue in policy debate which establishes the importance of the harms in the status quo. As a stock issue has fallen out of favor with the debate community almost all debaters and judges now believe that any plan which is preferable to the status quo is significant. Significance derives from the word "substantially" which appears in most resolutions, and one can argue that Significance has been subsumed by the option for the negative to use a Topicality violation on that word.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'significance' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2161

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'significance' in Nouns Frequency: #976


Translations for significance

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

significance(noun)

meaning or importance

a matter of great significance.

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