noun \sig-ˈni-fi-kən(t)s\

: the quality of being important : the quality of having notable worth or influence

: the meaning of something

Full Definition of SIGNIFICANCE

a :  something that is conveyed as a meaning often obscurely or indirectly
b :  the quality of conveying or implying
a :  the quality of being important :  moment
b :  the quality of being statistically significant


  1. The discovery has great significance to researchers.
  2. His age is of little significance.
  3. This building should be preserved because of its historical significance.
  4. Does the ceremony have any religious significance?
  5. Her work has a significance that will last beyond her lifetime.
  6. I failed to understand the significance of her remarks.
  7. Does the date March 16 have some special significance to you?
  8. People in ancient times assigned a particular significance to the number seven.

First Known Use of SIGNIFICANCE

13th century


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