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.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'significance' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2161
Rank popularity for the word 'significance' in Nouns Frequency: #976
The numerical value of significance in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of significance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The capacity to care is what gives life its most deepest significance.
If a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind, what is the significance of a clean desk
To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.
This upward revision implies slightly stronger momentum for services consumption heading into the fourth quarter, but is of little significance to our forecast for fourth-quarter GDP growth.
It's more than a mask. ... I discovered that it's symbolic, it's groups of people that are living through these masks, and they have a significance -- a social and cultural meaning and significance.
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Translations for significance
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- 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
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