[ im-pawr-tns ]
/ ɪmˈpɔr tns /
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Which of the options below is the best punctuation for the sentence? It__s your turn to pick the movie __ but your sister gets to pick the board game we _ re going to play.
Its your turn to pick the movie but your sister gets to pick the board game we’re going to play.
It’s your turn to pick the movie but your sister gets to pick the board game were going to play.
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Origin of importance
SYNONYMS FOR importance
1 moment, weight, concern. Importance, consequence, significance, moment all signify something valuable, influential, or worthy of note. Importance is the most general of these, assigning exceptional or notable value or influence to a person or thing: the importance of Einstein's discoveries. Consequence may suggest outstanding personal quality or position, or it may suggest importance because of results to be produced: a woman of consequence in world affairs; an event of great consequence for our future. Significance can be used interchangeably with importance or consequence, but it carries also the implication of importance that is not readily or immediately recognized: The significance of the discovery only became clear years later. Moment, on the other hand, almost always refers to immediately apparent, self-evident importance: a change of great moment for the nation's political system.
OTHER WORDS FROM importancepre·im·por·tance, nounun·im·por·tance, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH importanceimportance impotence (see synonym study at the current entry)
Words nearby importance
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Example sentences from the Web for importances
British Dictionary definitions for importances
/ (ɪmˈpɔːtəns) /
the state of being important; significance
social status; standing; esteema man of importance
- meaning or signification
- an important matter
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