Definitions for significancesɪgˈnɪf ɪ kəns
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word significance
the quality of being significant
"do not underestimate the significance of nuclear power"
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"
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"
The extent to which something matters; importance
As a juror your opinion is of great significance for the outcome trial.
Origin: From significantia.
alt. of Significancy
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
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'significance' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2161
Rank popularity for the word 'significance' in Nouns Frequency: #976
Translations for significance
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- significatCatalan, Valencian
- νόημα, σημασίαGreek
- tärkeys, tarkoitus, merkitysFinnish
- brìgh, cudthrom, ciallScottish Gaelic
- értelem, jelentés, fontosság, jelentőségHungarian
- 意味, 意義, 重要性Japanese
- betekenis, importantie, belangDutch
- significado, significânciaPortuguese
- semnificativitate, importanță, semnificanțăRomanian
- смысл, значениеRussian
- znȁčāj, znáčēnje, vážnōstSerbo-Croatian
- ความสำคัญ, ความหมายThai
- mana, anlam, önem, Turkish
Get even more translations for significance »
Find a translation for the significance definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these significance definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"significance." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 27 May 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/significance>.