Meaning of SIGNIFICANCE in English
1》 the quality of being significant; importance.
2》 the unstated meaning to be found in words or events.
3》 (also statistical ~ ) the extent to which a result deviates from that expected to arise simply from random variation or errors in sampling.
ME: from OFr., or from L. significantia , from significare 'indicate, portend'.
Concise Oxford English vocab. Сжатый оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2004