Meaning of SIGNIFICANT in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ sɪgnɪfɪkənt ]

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.


A significant amount or effect is large enough to be important or affect a situation to a noticeable degree.

A small but significant number of 11-year-olds are illiterate.

...foods that offer a significant amount of protein...

≠ insignificant

ADJ : usu ADJ n

• sig‧nifi‧cant‧ly

The number of MPs now supporting him had increased significantly...

ADV : ADV with v , ADV adj / adv / prep


A significant fact, event, or thing is one that is important or shows something.

I think it was significant that he never knew his own father.


• sig‧nifi‧cant‧ly

Significantly, the company recently opened a huge store in Atlanta.


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