Meaning of SIGNIFICANCE in English

SIGNIFICANCE

■ noun

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.

Origin

ME: from OFr., or from L. significantia , from significare 'indicate, portend'.

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