[ sig-nif-i-kuhnt ]
/ sɪgˈnɪf ɪ kənt /
important; of consequence.
having or expressing a meaning; indicative; suggestive: a significant wink.
Statistics. of or relating to observations that are unlikely to occur by chance and that therefore indicate a systematic cause.
something significant; a sign.
Words nearby significant
Origin of significant
OTHER WORDS FROM significant
sig·nif·i·cant·ly, adverbnon·sig·nif·i·cant, adjectivenon·sig·nif·i·cant·ly, adverbsu·per·sig·nif·i·cant, adjective
su·per·sig·nif·i·cant·ly, adverbun·sig·nif·i·cant, adjectiveun·sig·nif·i·cant·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for significants
/ (sɪɡˈnɪfɪkənt) /
having or expressing a meaning; indicative
having a covert or implied meaning; suggestive
important, notable, or momentous
statistics of or relating to a difference between a result derived from a hypothesis and its observed value that is too large to be attributed to chance and that therefore tends to refute the hypothesis
Derived forms of significantsignificantly, adverb
Word Origin for significant
C16: from Latin significāre to signify
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