important in effect or meaning
"a significant change in tax laws"; "a significant change in the Constitution"; "a significant contribution"; "significant details"; "statistically significant"
"won by a substantial margin"
too closely correlated to be attributed to chance and therefore indicating a systematic relation
"the interaction effect is significant at the .01 level"; "no significant difference was found"
meaning(a), pregnant, significant(adj)
rich in significance or implication
"a meaning look"
Signifying something; carrying meaning.
Having a covert or hidden meaning
Having a noticeable or major effect; notable
That was a very significant step in the right direction.
Reasonably large in number or amount
Having a low probability of occurring by chance (for example, having high correlation and thus likely to be related).
Origin: From Latin significans, present participle of significare, from signum, "sign", + ficare, "do" or "make", variant of facere.
fitted or designed to signify or make known somethingl having a meaning; standing as a sign or token; expressive or suggestive; as, a significant word or sound; a significant look
deserving to be considered; important; momentous; as, a significant event
that which has significance; a sign; a token; a symbol
Origin: [L. significans, -antis, p. pr. of significare. See Signify.]
A term applied to differences, correlations, cause-and-effect relationships, etc., to indicate that they are noticeable, probably too closely correlated to be attributed to chance and therefore indicating a systematic relation: substantial, fairly large; also having consequence or import, important in effect or meaning. In statistics significant ordinarily indicates a probability of not less than 95 percent, while highly significant indicates a probability of not less than 99 percent.
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Rank popularity for the word 'significant' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #796
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'significant' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1665
Rank popularity for the word 'significant' in Adjectives Frequency: #96
The numerical value of significant in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of significant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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- зна́чны, ва́жныBelarusian
- significatiuCatalan, Valencian
- bedeutend, signifikantGerman
- significativo, importanteSpanish
- merkityksellinen, merkittäväFinnish
- significatif, importantFrench
- jelentős, szignifikánsHungarian
- epocale, significativo, rimarchevole, eloquenteItalian
- 著しい, 重要Japanese
- watedar, giringKurdish
- ponderōsus, significānsLatin
- nozīmīgs, redzams, ievērojamsLatvian
- waarneembaar, betekenisvol, beduidend, voelbaar, veelbetekenend, significantDutch
- znaczny, znaczącyPolish
- semnificant, important, semnificativRomanian
- значительный, значительноеRussian
- signifikant, betydelsefullt, betydandeSwedish
- önemli, anlamlı, manalı, kayda değerTurkish
- quan trọngVietnamese
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