importance; consequence: the significance of the new treaty.
meaning; import: The familiar place had a new significance for her.
- non·sig·nif·i·cance, noun
- self-sig·nif·i·cance, noun
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How to use significance in a sentence
Aware of Truffles’s significance in my day, friends ask after her.How a sickly squirrel offered me unexpected comfort | Pam Spritzer | February 8, 2021 | Washington Post
Online sellers that don’t overlook the significance of creative product descriptions witness lower bounce rates and better ecommerce conversion rate than stores that don’t get this step right.Eight simple steps to write epic product descriptions that boost conversions | Ricky Hayes | January 29, 2021 | Search Engine Watch
A 2013 review found that, among studies that followed people for at least a year, keto dieters lost about two pounds more than low-fat dieters, a finding the authors called “of little clinical significance.”Is keto really better for weight loss? A new study takes a closer look at the diet. | Tamar Haspel | January 21, 2021 | Washington Post
Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock were sworn in to office Wednesday, giving the Democrats a narrow majority in the Senate and affirming the historical significance of their victories in Georgia.Sens. Warnock and Ossoff were just sworn in, officially giving Democrats the majority | Gabrielle Birenbaum | January 20, 2021 | Vox
This carries significance for AI, since quantum computing has the potential to supercharge AI applications compared to binary-based classical computers.These five AI developments will shape 2021 and beyond | Jason Sparapani | January 14, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
Most people, however, understood the significance of the photo immediately-- especially those who share my skin.
The significance of the history of women in the early Church is not lost on Episcopalian.First Anglican Woman Bishop A Return to Christian Roots | Candida Moss | December 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Her experiences are recorded in a prison diary in which she has visions that have significance for the whole community.First Anglican Woman Bishop A Return to Christian Roots | Candida Moss | December 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The quote is apocryphal, but that has not changed its significance for Army football players.
He was a!ways ready to tell a story that seemed fraught with significance.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days | David Freeman | December 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Let them open their minds to us, let them put upon permanent record the significance of all their intrigues and manœuvres.The Salvaging Of Civilisation | H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
Diplococci without capsules are common in the sputum, but have no special significance.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
The significance of time is determined by the movement of any selection, or, in other words, the rhythm.Expressive Voice Culture | Jessie Eldridge Southwick
The reason we associate rhythm with the significance of time is that rhythm is a measurer of time.Expressive Voice Culture | Jessie Eldridge Southwick
A little incident which his mother remembers is not without a pretty allegoric significance.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II | Rudyard Kipling
British Dictionary definitions for significance
consequence or importance
something signified, expressed, or intended
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