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. Noel Archard:

    The underlying constituents have more of a growth tilt, whereas in the old telecom world they were considered value stocks, it's a pretty significant change.

  2. Faisal Al Yafai:

    They don’t have the financial power, they don’t need to be that involved because the Americans are leaving so even a small presence will be enough to have a significant impact.

  3. Todd Crawford:

    Unless there is a significant change, the back half of winter may follow suit.

  4. The Finance Ministry:

    According to company officials, this investment is expected to pave the way for a future significant investment for a technological upgrade at the Israeli site.

  5. Sarkis Darbinyan:

    The difference lies with the countries that have a higher culture of privacy and a significant limitation of access and use of this data, the scariest thing is that the epidemic will end someday, but these measures I'm sure will stay.

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