sig·​nif·​i·​cant·​ly | \ sig-ˈni-fi-kənt-lē How to pronounce significantly (audio) \

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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And two and a half years into the administration, that dynamic is unlikely to change significantly, no matter who sits in the press secretary’s office. Annie Karni, New York Times, "Stephanie Grisham, Trump’s New Press Secretary, Literally Pushes for Press Access," 1 July 2019 How and where Americans live has changed significantly since 2010. Janet Adamy, WSJ, "What’s Next for the 2020 Census," 27 June 2019 Is there any reason to believe that’s going to change significantly anytime soon? Paul Daugherty,, "Doc's Morning Line: No matter what you think, USWNT star Megan Rapinoe isn't going away.," 27 June 2019 Some, like On/Off switches (which toggle entire sets of blocks or paths when hit), can change courses significantly in response to player action. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Super Mario Maker 2 review: A great sequel, playable on a better console," 26 June 2019 The path to baseball and softball region tournament play has changed significantly for some area teams accustomed to deep postseason runs. J.c. Carnahan,, "Baseball, softball FHSAA realignment creates new postseason challenges," 21 June 2019 Moreover, the marketplace has changed significantly with streaming, panelists said. Ed Christman, Billboard, "Indie Sector Solidifies Ranks at 10th Annual A2IM Indie Week Conference," 19 June 2019 Anything that significantly changed the object’s course would prevent it from making contact. Fox News, "Humans are probably safe from a catastrophic asteroid strike — for now," 12 June 2019 While Durant’s possible landing spots and earning power might not change significantly, the impact of his injury will reverberate. Ben Golliver, The Denver Post, "How Kevin Durant’s Achilles injury affects his future and the NBA landscape," 11 June 2019

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First Known Use of significantly

1577, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of significantly

: in a way that is large or important enough to be noticed or have an effect
used to say that something is important or meaningful
: in a way that has a special or hidden meaning

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