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. Hugh Evans:

    We have ten years to end extreme poverty and tackle climate change. While we have seen significant progress, we will not be successful at our current pace. The scale of this problem - helping get 736 million people out of extreme poverty -- will take everyone's participation.

  2. Nigel Cornwall:

    Smaller suppliers are now a significant threat and credible alternative to the major suppliers.

  3. Yegor Sobolev:

    Groysman is very dependent on Poroshenko, any large-scale reforms will be out of the question. They will try and preserve the status quo for Poroshenko's clan and the arrival of Groysman will mean a significant broadening of the influence of the Poroshenko clan on executive power.

  4. Kathy Guillermo:

    The measures approved today are the first significant steps in decades toward ending the worst of horse racing abuses, the Stronach Group and the California Horse Racing Board get it: Drugging and whipping horses will not be tolerated in today's world.

  5. Thomas Cook:

    The recapitalization is expected to result in existing shareholders' interests being significantly diluted, with significant risk of no recovery.

Images & Illustrations of significant

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