What does importance mean?

Definitions for importance
ɪmˈpɔr tnsim·por·tance

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word importance.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. importancenoun

    the quality of being important and worthy of note

    "the importance of a well-balanced diet"

  2. importance, grandnessnoun

    a prominent status

    "a person of importance"

Wiktionary

  1. importancenoun

    The quality or condition of being important or worthy of note

  2. importancenoun

    significance or prominence

  3. importancenoun

    personal status or standing

Webster Dictionary

  1. Importancenoun

    the quality or state of being important; consequence; weight; moment; significance

    Etymology: [F. importance. See Important.]

  2. Importancenoun

    subject; matter

    Etymology: [F. importance. See Important.]

  3. Importancenoun

    import; meaning; significance

    Etymology: [F. importance. See Important.]

  4. Importancenoun

    importunity; solicitation

    Etymology: [F. importance. See Important.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'importance' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1005

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'importance' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2398

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'importance' in Nouns Frequency: #464

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of importance in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of importance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of importance in a Sentence

  1. James Joyce:

    Our civilization, bequeathed to us by fierce adventurers, eaters of meat and hunters, is so full of hurry and combat, so busy about many things which perhaps are of no importance, that it cannot but see something feeble in a civilization which smiles as it refuses to make the battlefield the test of excellence.

  2. Pierre Tariot:

    As a field, we have failed, it isn't just the doctors in the trenches. Medical schools, professional organizations and health care systems have not recognized the importance of identification and management of people with dementia.

  3. John Kerry:

    We have to join together in calling for an immediate end to violence. We must stress the importance of avoiding provocative actions and rhetoric, and we must work cooperatively. It's the only way to go forward, is to work cooperative to restore calm.

  4. Cristo Fernández:

    I think' Ted Lasso' has allowed me to realize the importance of sending a message, whatever it is, just put something there that has a core and has a heart.

  5. Robert Glasser:

    I feel confident that this issue (of disaster risk reduction) will only grow in importance on the agenda, because the problems are going to get worse.

Images & Illustrations of importance

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