Meaning of SIGNIFICANCE in English

SIGNIFICANCE

The ~ of something is the importance that it has, usually because it will have an effect on a situation or shows something about a situation.

Ideas about the social ~ of religion have changed over time...

= importance

N-UNCOUNT: usu with supp, oft N prep

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