Meaning of IMPORTANCE in English

IMPORTANCE

/ ɪmˈpɔːtns; NAmE -ˈpɔːrt-/ noun

[ U ] the quality of being important :

She stressed the importance of careful preparation.

It's a matter of the greatest importance to me.

They attach great importance to the project

the relative importance of the two ideas

State your reasons in order of importance .

He was very aware of his own importance (= of his status) .

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WORD ORIGIN

early 16th cent.: from French , from medieval Latin importantia , from important- being of consequence, from the verb importare bring in (in medieval Latin imply, mean, be of consequence), from in- in + portare carry.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.