sig·​nif·​i·​cant·​ly sig-ˈni-fi-kənt-lē How to pronounce significantly (audio)
: in a significant manner : to a significant degree
the salaries differed significantly
: 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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Word History

First Known Use

1577, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of significantly was in 1577

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“Significantly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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