Meaning of SIGNIFICANT in English


adj. 1 having a meaning; indicative. 2 having an unstated or secret meaning; suggestive (refused it with a significant gesture). 3 noteworthy; important; consequential (a significant figure in history). 4 Statistics of or relating to the significance in the difference between an observed and calculated result. significant figure Math. a digit conveying information about a number containing it, and not a zero used simply to fill vacant space at the beginning or end. significantly adv.

[ L significare: see SIGNIFY ]

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