the quality of being significant
"do not underestimate the significance of nuclear power"
significance, import, implicationnoun
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, importnoun
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
We have considered these points carefully but we are not persuaded that they are matters of public importance or general commercial significance that would justify a further appeal.
Time has no meaning in itself unless we choose to give it significance.
At the moment people are assuming that oil is a barometer of global trade and they worry that falling oil prices mean there is no demand, but all other concerns pale in significance to next week's Fed meeting. The trouble with this recent volatility is it makes it harder to work out sentiment surrounding a possible rate hike.
There is a broad group of people across the political aisle that understand the profound strategic significance and our strategic interests in maintaining a strong relationship with Taiwan.
When we abolish the slavery of half of humanity, together with the whole system of hypocrisy it implies, then the 'division' of humanity will reveal its genuine significance and the human couple will find its true form.
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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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