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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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. State Department:

    Democratic governance and human rights deteriorated dramatically during the year as the result of a campaign of the Maduro administration to consolidate its power, the most significant human rights issues included extrajudicial killings by security forces, including government sponsored' colectivos' ; torture by security forces ; harsh and life-threatening prison conditions ; widespread arbitrary detentions ; and political prisoners.

  2. Dan Barouch:

    The boost at six months is going to look very impressive and substantially greater than what has already been reported in terms of the two month boost, and that is significant because it, in my opinion, the boost should not be at two months, but it really should be at six months or later.

  3. Doc Rivers:

    The fact that we celebrated a man who committed murder is going to jail, I thought about that last night and I’m not so sure if we’ve come a long way or we have a long way to go, you can think of that either way. But the right thing happened, obviously. So I was excited about that. Blacks have been dehumanized for a long time, and to see a man go to jail for killing a Black man should not be significant, but it is. So I guess in that way we’re coming a long way, but we still have a long way to go.

  4. Lisa Flynn:

    It's a significant day for survivors and victims of child sexual abuse particularly within the Catholic Church, because what it shows them is that they can come forward, that the courts will believe them and the perpetrators of the crimes against them will be convicted and sentenced and held accountable for what they did, regardless of the position of authority they hold.

  5. Remy Briand:

    There have been a lot of significant improvements made recently by the Chinese authorities to improve accessibility for global investors; however, some of them are relatively recent, so we need a little bit of time to assess the effectiveness of these measures.

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