[ sig-nif-i-kuhns ]
/ sɪgˈnɪf ɪ kəns /
importance; consequence: the significance of the new treaty.
meaning; import: The familiar place had a new significance for her.
the quality of being significant or having a meaning: to give significance to dull chores.
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Origin of significance
OTHER WORDS FROM significancenon·sig·nif·i·cance, nounself-sig·nif·i·cance, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for significance
It was taking too much notice of him: it was adding to his self-significance; and a call upon him to treat you with insolence.Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)|Samuel Richardson
British Dictionary definitions for significance
/ (sɪɡˈnɪfɪkəns) /
consequence or importance
something signified, expressed, or intended
the state or quality of being significant
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