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Definition of significantly

1 : in a significant manner : to a significant degree the salaries differed significantly
2 : it is significant significantly, they were on time

Examples of significantly in a Sentence

People who smoke have a significantly greater risk of developing lung cancer than people who don't. Another store sold the game for a significantly lower price. If you take my advice, your chances of winning will increase significantly. He looked significantly in her direction when he said that some of us are not doing our jobs.
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First Known Use of significantly

1577, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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25 May 2022

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“Significantly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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