What does significant mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. significant, importantadjective

    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, substantialadjective

    fairly large

    "won by a substantial margin"

  3. significantadjective

    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, significantadjective

    rich in significance or implication

    "a meaning look"

Wiktionary

  1. significantadjective

    Signifying something; carrying meaning.

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

  2. significantadjective

    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. significantadjective

    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. significantadjective

    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. significantadjective

    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. Significantadjective

    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. Significantadjective

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

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

  3. Significantnoun

    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.

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  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

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  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. Amgen Inc on Wednesday:

    We believe the price reflects the significant clinical, economic and humanistic value of the product to patients and the healthcare system, for an ultra-orphan population with a dramatic impact on a serious illness.

  2. The Rangers:

    Where we started in spring training, the entire baseball world had us, I think, picked 27th, I believe, we lost our ace, we lost our number two (starter), we lost our left-fielder, our third baseman has been playing hurt all year long. We had three players coming back from significant injuries.

  3. Anne Walsh:

    That is a more significant allocation limit than we would have in the open-end mutual fund, i see that tradeoff for investors who want the ETF structure as reasonable.

  4. European Securities and Markets Authority:

    This growth has not had a significant impact on the overall market shares of CRAs, which remain largely unchanged since 2013.

  5. Neil Thomas:

    The Neil Thomas and China are in a period of strategic competition, relations are overall going downhill, and that trend has continued through the talks today, but the fact that both sides wanted to hold this meeting... shows that that both Joe Biden and Xi Jinping still want to put some kind of floor beneath deteriorating relations, because they both know this is the most important bilateral relationship in the world. It has significant consequences for global stability -- for politics, for security, and economically.

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