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
The deadliness of the blow which had stupefied her still left her barely conscious of earthly significances.Robin | Frances Hodgson Burnett
As it was, it seemed to Lee, a dictionary of synonyms would be helpless to make all its varied significances distinct.Cytherea | Joseph Hergesheimer
We take up a novel, perhaps, which we read five years ago; we find in it now new significances and appeals.The Gate of Appreciation | Carleton Noyes
In his fashion he began to remember trifling significances which at the time had meant little to him.The Rules of the Game | Stewart Edward White
My word, as an exclamation with a thousand significances, could have arrived from nowhere else than Old England.The Cruise of the Snark | Jack London
British Dictionary definitions for significance
consequence or importance
something signified, expressed, or intended
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