What does significant mean?

Definitions for significant
sɪgˈnɪf ɪ kəntsig·nif·i·cant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. significant, important(adj)

    important in effect or meaning

    "a significant change in tax laws"; "a significant change in the Constitution"; "a significant contribution"; "significant details"; "statistically significant"

  2. significant, substantial(adj)

    fairly large

    "won by a substantial margin"

  3. significant(adj)

    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"

  4. meaning(a), pregnant, significant(adj)

    rich in significance or implication

    "a meaning look"

Wiktionary

  1. significant(Adjective)

    Signifying something; carrying meaning.

    Etymology: From Latin significans, present participle of significare, from signum, "sign", + ficare, "do" or "make", variant of facere.

  2. significant(Adjective)

    Having a covert or hidden meaning

    Etymology: From Latin significans, present participle of significare, from signum, "sign", + ficare, "do" or "make", variant of facere.

  3. significant(Adjective)

    Having a noticeable or major effect; notable

    That was a very significant step in the right direction.

    Etymology: From Latin significans, present participle of significare, from signum, "sign", + ficare, "do" or "make", variant of facere.

  4. significant(Adjective)

    Reasonably large in number or amount

    Etymology: From Latin significans, present participle of significare, from signum, "sign", + ficare, "do" or "make", variant of facere.

  5. significant(Adjective)

    Having a low probability of occurring by chance (for example, having high correlation and thus likely to be related).

    Etymology: From Latin significans, present participle of significare, from signum, "sign", + ficare, "do" or "make", variant of facere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Significant(adj)

    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

    Etymology: [L. significans, -antis, p. pr. of significare. See Signify.]

  2. Significant(adj)

    deserving to be considered; important; momentous; as, a significant event

    Etymology: [L. significans, -antis, p. pr. of significare. See Signify.]

  3. Significant(noun)

    that which has significance; a sign; a token; a symbol

    Etymology: [L. significans, -antis, p. pr. of significare. See Signify.]

Freebase

  1. Significant

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'significant' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #796

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'significant' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1665

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'significant' in Adjectives Frequency: #96

How to pronounce significant?

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How to say significant in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of significant in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of significant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of significant in a Sentence

  1. Van Dam:

    The heavy rain will impact areas that have received significant amounts of rain within the past several weeks, the ground remains very saturated and may elevate the flood threat.

  2. Whistler family:

    Ella Whistler suffered very serious, life-threatening injuries from being shot 7 times in the face, neck, hand, and upper chest area, ella Whistler underwent emergency, life-saving surgery after being airlifted … and Ella Whistler injuries include collapsed lungs ; a broken jaw, clavicle, multiple neck vertebras, and ribs ; a severed vertebral vein ; significant nerve damage ; and numerous related injuries.

  3. Andy Roth:

    You get to a very large double-digit number that has significant influence over the overall conference.

  4. Justice Thomas:

    Virtually every significant agency action is vulnerable to the kinds of allegations the Court credits today, it is not difficult for political opponents of executive actions to generate controversy with accusations of pretext, deceit, and illicit motives.

  5. Steven Taylor:

    We’ve not seen a lot of quality Democratic candidates for Senate because Sen. [Richard] Shelby and Sen. Sessions, they were so strongly ensconced in their positions that the Democratic nominee was most often a more fringe candidate and not taken very seriously, jones doesn’t fall in that category – he has a background as a prosecutor, he has linkage to Civil Rights prosecution for the bombers in Birmingham. This makes him a more serious and significant candidate.

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