What does significance mean?

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

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

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.

  2. significance(Noun)

    Meaning.

  3. Origin: 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?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say significance in sign language?

  1. significance

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. Gideon Tadmor:

    I don't want to minimise the significance of what happened.

  2. Sophie Callan:

    His constant goal in life appears to have been achieving significance.

  3. Pablo Casals:

    The capacity to care is what gives life its most deepest significance.

  4. Benjamin Cardozo:

    Opinion has a significance proportioned to the sources that sustain it.

  5. Leo Buscaglia:

    Time has no meaning in itself unless we choose to give it significance.

Images & Illustrations of significance

  1. significancesignificancesignificancesignificancesignificance

Popularity rank by frequency of use

significance#1#6192#10000

Translations for significance

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for significance »

Translation

Find a translation for the significance definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • Chinese - Simplified 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • Chinese - Traditional 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Spanish Español (Spanish)
  • Japanese 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Portuguese Português (Portuguese)
  • German Deutsch (German)
  • Arabic العربية (Arabic)
  • French Français (French)
  • Russian Русский (Russian)
  • Kannada ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • Korean 한국어 (Korean)
  • Hebrew עברית (Hebrew)
  • Ukrainian Український (Ukrainian)
  • Urdu اردو (Urdu)
  • Hungarian Magyar (Hungarian)
  • Hindi मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesian Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italian Italiano (Italian)
  • Tamil தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Turkish Türkçe (Turkish)
  • Telugu తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • Thai ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Vietnamese Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Czech Čeština (Czech)
  • Polish Polski (Polish)
  • Indonesian Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Romanian Românește (Romanian)
  • Dutch Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Greek Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latin Latinum (Latin)
  • Swedish Svenska (Swedish)
  • Danish Dansk (Danish)
  • Finnish Suomi (Finnish)
  • Persian فارسی (Persian)
  • Yiddish ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • Armenian հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norwegian Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English English (English)

Discuss these significance definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"significance." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2019. Web. 27 Jun 2019. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/significance>.

Are we missing a good definition for significance? Don't keep it to yourself...

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for significance:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.