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 ]
Concise Oxford English dictionary. Краткий оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2012