What does importance mean?

Definitions for importance
ɪmˈpɔr tnsim·por·tance

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. importance(noun)

    the quality of being important and worthy of note

    "the importance of a well-balanced diet"

  2. importance, grandness(noun)

    a prominent status

    "a person of importance"

Wiktionary

  1. importance(Noun)

    The quality or condition of being important or worthy of note

  2. importance(Noun)

    significance or prominence

  3. importance(Noun)

    personal status or standing

Webster Dictionary

  1. Importance(noun)

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

    Etymology: [F. importance. See Important.]

  2. Importance(noun)

    subject; matter

    Etymology: [F. importance. See Important.]

  3. Importance(noun)

    import; meaning; significance

    Etymology: [F. importance. See Important.]

  4. Importance(noun)

    importunity; solicitation

    Etymology: [F. importance. See Important.]

Editors Contribution

  1. importance

    The quality of being important.

    The level of importance was relative to what was occuring.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 18, 2020  

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

How to pronounce importance?

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    Daniel
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How to say importance in sign language?

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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. Angela Merkel:

    It ... goes without saying that we stress to Turkey, for example, the importance of freedom of the press (and) the freedom of the Kurds, as important as the necessary fight against the PKK's terror is, (Turkey must take a measured) approach ... for all Kurds.

  2. Julia Glade Bender:

    So all of those healthy lifestyle ideas that we try to teach everybody become of paramount importance to a cancer survivor, so the basics; good nutrition, exercise, don’t smoke, avoid the sun and do those screening procedures that we know are very important to adults like mammograms and pap smears.

  3. Bertrand Lefebvre:

    This discovery is of particular importance, because it brings to an end a 150-year-old debate about the position of these bizarre-looking fossils in the tree of life.

  4. President Barack Obama:

    And (the presidency is) not a matter of pandering and doing whatever will get you in the news on a given day. And sometimes, it requires you making hard decisions even when people don't like it, it requires being able to work with leaders around the world in a way that reflects the importance of the office and gives people confidence that you know the facts and you know their names and you know where they are on a map and you know something about their history.

  5. Alfredo Hawit:

    The foundation of our game is fair play, and we must take the required steps to reinforce the importance of this principle, this review will allow the Confederation to take the next step towards improving refereeing across the region.

Images & Illustrations of importance

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