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.
Etymology: From significantia.
Etymology: 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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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
Examples of significance in a Sentence
His constant goal in life appears to have been achieving significance.
I feel like I have a good understanding of the significance of playing in Super Bowl, this is a unique and special opportunity and obviously we're going to take advantage of it.
For Ukrainians, the significance of Paul Manafort is incredibly obvious in terms of being an accomplice to a regime that stole so much money from the country, and that was ultimately responsible for murder.
I was in a bit of shock actually because I saw it and I thought this is looking like it’s complete, like it’s just fallen out of a shark’s mouth even though it’s 25 million years old, these teeth are of international significance, as they represent one of just three associated groupings of Carcharocles angustidens teeth in the world, and the very first set to ever be discovered in Australia.
Virginity is now a mere preamble or waiting room to be got out of as soon as possible; it is without significance. Old age is similarly a waiting room, where you go after life's over and wait for cancer or a stroke. The years before and after the menstrual years are vestigial: the only meaningful condition left to women is that of fruitfulness.
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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, önemTurkish
- ý nghĩaVietnamese
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