Meaning of SIGNIFICANT in English

SIGNIFICANT

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

1.

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

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

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

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ADJ: usu ADJ n

~ly

The number of MPs now supporting him had increased ~ly...

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

2.

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

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

ADJ

~ly

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

ADV

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