Definitions for significantsɪgˈnɪf ɪ kənt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
sig•nif•i•cantsɪgˈnɪf ɪ kənt(adj.)
important; of consequence.
having or expressing a meaning.
having a special, secret, or disguised meaning:
a significant wink.
(n.)something significant; a sign.
Origin of significant:
1570–80; < L significant-, s. of significāns, prp. of significāre to signify ; see -ant
important in effect or meaning
"a significant change in tax laws"; "a significant change in the Constitution"; "a significant contribution"; "significant details"; "statistically significant"
"won by a substantial margin"
too closely correlated to be attributed to chance and therefore indicating a systematic relation
"the interaction effect is significant at the .01 level"; "no significant difference was found"
meaning(a), pregnant, significant(adj)
rich in significance or implication
"a meaning look"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
significant(adjective)ɪgˈnɪf ɪ kənt
having importance and meaning
a significant improvement in her condition; Do you think it's significant that he didn't call?
Signifying something; carrying meaning.
Having a covert or hidden meaning
Having a noticeable or major effect; notable
That was a very significant step in the right direction.
Reasonably large in number or amount
Having a low probability of occurring by chance (for example, having high correlation and thus likely to be related).
Origin: From Latin significans, present participle of significare, from signum, "sign", + ficare, "do" or "make", variant of facere.
fitted or designed to signify or make known somethingl having a meaning; standing as a sign or token; expressive or suggestive; as, a significant word or sound; a significant look
deserving to be considered; important; momentous; as, a significant event
that which has significance; a sign; a token; a symbol
A term applied to differences, correlations, cause-and-effect relationships, etc., to indicate that they are noticeable, probably too closely correlated to be attributed to chance and therefore indicating a systematic relation: substantial, fairly large; also having consequence or import, important in effect or meaning. In statistics significant ordinarily indicates a probability of not less than 95 percent, while highly significant indicates a probability of not less than 99 percent.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'significant' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #796
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'significant' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1665
Rank popularity for the word 'significant' in Adjectives Frequency: #96
Translations for significant
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
important; having an important effect
a significant event/development.
- مُهِم، هام، خَطيرArabic
- significativoPortuguese (BR)
- significativo, importanteSpanish
- jelentős, lényegesHungarian
- þÿðingarmikill; mikilvægurIcelandic
- significativo, importanteItalian
- reikšmingas, svarbusLithuanian
- svarīgs; nozīmīgsLatvian
- viktig, betydeligNorwegian
- znaczący, znamiennyPolish
- معنى لرونكى، مهم، دپام وړ،څرګند، وتلىPashto
- знаменательный; важныйRussian
- viktig, betydelsefullSwedish
- anlamlı, önemliTurkish
- 重要的，有重大影響的Chinese (Trad.)
- значний; важливийUkrainian
- có ý nghĩaVietnamese
- 重要的，有重大意义的Chinese (Simp.)
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