What does significance mean?

Definitions for significance
sɪgˈnɪf ɪ kənssig·nif·i·cance

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. significance(noun)

    the quality of being significant

    "do not underestimate the significance of nuclear power"

  2. 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"

  3. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. significance(Noun)

    The extent to which something matters; importance

    As a juror your opinion is of great significance for the outcome trial.

    Etymology: From significantia.

  2. significance(Noun)

    Meaning.

    Etymology: From significantia.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Significance(noun)

    alt. of Significancy

Freebase

  1. Significance

    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

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'significance' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2161

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'significance' in Nouns Frequency: #976

How to pronounce significance?

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How to say significance in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of significance in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of significance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of significance in a Sentence

  1. One South Korean official:

    Skeptics would be tempted to downplay the significance of Yongbyon in favor of a more comprehensive roadmap for denuclearization, but if it's properly done, inspecting Yongbyon would have most of the necessary elements of a bigger deal.

  2. Emily Phillips:

    So many things in my life seemed of little significance at the time they happened, but then took on a greater importance as I got older, the memories I’m taking with me now are so precious and have more value than all the gold and silver in my jewelry box.

  3. Cobb Scott:

    It surprised, I think, all of us doing this analysis that the effects were not bigger than we found, but I would say that the clinical significance of a quarter of a standard deviation is somewhat questionable.

  4. Christine Musser:

    Triple Crown apparently had no clue of the building’s historical significance, it was an oversight.

  5. Shaul Gabbay:

    The Middle East is where the three monotheistic religions begun and anything that can inform us about the history and chronology of the development of religion is of unparalleled significance to the core identity of anyone who is Christian.

Images & Illustrations of significance

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