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  • 1 Significance — can refer to:* Meaning ** In semiotics, the meaning assigned to a sign * Statistical significance, the probability that a result is not due to chance * Significant figures or significant digits, the precision of a numerical value * Significance… …

    Wikipedia

  • 2 Significance — Sig*nif i*cance, Significancy Sig*nif i*can*cy, n. [L. significantia.] 1. The quality or state of being significant. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is signified; meaning; import; as, the significance of a nod, of a motion of the hand, or of a word… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 significance — [n1] meaning acceptation, bottom line*, connotation, drift, force, heart, implication, import, intendment, kicker*, meat*, message, name of the game*, nature of the beast*, nitty gritty*, nub, nuts and bolts*, point, punch line*, purport, score,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 4 significance — I noun bearing, concern, concernment, consequence, distinction, eminence, essentiality, excellence, force, gist, gravity, greatness, import, importance, interest, mark, materiality, materialness, matter, meaning, merit, moment, momentousness,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 significance — c.1300, from L. significantia meaning, force, energy, from significans, prp. of significare (see SIGNIFY (Cf. signify)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 significance — 1 signification, import, *meaning, sense, acceptation Analogous words: denotation, connotation (see under DENOTE): suggestion, implication, intimation (see corresponding verbs at SUGGEST) 2 *importance, import, consequence, moment, weight… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 significance — ► NOUN 1) the quality of being significant; importance. 2) the unstated meaning to be found in words or events. ORIGIN Latin significantia, from significare indicate, portend …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 significance — [sig nif′ə kəns] n. [LME < L significantia < significans: see SIGNIFICANT] 1. that which is signified; meaning 2. the quality of being significant; suggestiveness; expressiveness 3. importance; consequence; moment: Also significancy SYN.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 significance — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, cosmic, deep, enormous, great, historic, immense, major, profound, real ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 10 significance — sig|nif|i|cance W2 [sıgˈnıfıkəns] n [singular, U] 1.) the importance of an event, action etc, especially because of the effects or influence it will have in the future ≠ ↑insignificance ▪ Stella didn t attach any significance to Doug s query.… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 significance — sig|nif|i|cance [ sıg nıfıkəns ] noun singular or uncount ** 1. ) the importance that something has because it affects other things: significance for: changes that have enormous significance for the medical profession be of great/little etc.… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 significance */*/ — UK [sɪɡˈnɪfɪkəns] / US noun [singular/uncountable] 1) the importance that something has because it affects other things significance of: the historical significance of these events be of great/little etc significance: I do not think this case is… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 significance — noun (singular, uncountable) 1 the meaning of a word, sign, action etc, especially when this is not immediately clear (+ of): Could you explain the significance of this part of the contract? | the full/real/true significance: It was only later… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 significance*/ — [sɪgˈnɪfɪkəns] noun [singular/U] 1) the importance that something has because it affects other things I do not think this case is really of great significance.[/ex] the historical significance of these events[/ex] 2) the meaning of something,… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 15 significance — n. 1) to acquire; have significance for 2) to be of significance to * * * [sɪg nɪfɪkəns] have significance for to acquire to be of significance to …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 16 significance — /sig nif i keuhns/, n. 1. importance; consequence: the significance of the new treaty. 2. meaning; import: The familiar place had a new significance for her. 3. the quality of being significant or having a meaning: to give significance to dull… …

    Universalium

  • 17 significance — [[t]sɪgnɪ̱fɪkəns[/t]] N UNCOUNT: usu with supp, oft N prep The significance of something is the importance that it has, usually because it will have an effect on a situation or shows something about a situation. Ideas about the social… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 significance — n. 1 importance; noteworthiness (his opinion is of no significance). 2 a concealed or real meaning (what is the significance of his statement?). 3 the state of being significant. 4 Statistics the extent to which a result deviates from a… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 19 significance — noun a) The extent to which something matters; importance As a juror your opinion is of great significance for the outcome trial. b) Meaning. Of more significance in the nature of branch development; in the Jubulaceae, as in the Porellaceae,… …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 significance — noun 1) a matter of considerable significance Syn: importance, import, consequence, seriousness, gravity, weight, magnitude, momentousness; formal moment 2) the significance of his remarks Syn: meaning, sense …

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