Meaning of SIGNIFICANCE in English
/ sɪgˈnɪfɪkəns; NAmE / noun [ U , C ]
the importance of sth, especially when this has an effect on what happens in the future :
a decision of major political significance
The new drug has great significance for the treatment of the disease.
They discussed the statistical significance of the results.
the meaning of sth :
She couldn't grasp the full significance of what he had said.
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late Middle English (denoting unstated meaning): from Old French , or from Latin significantia , from significare indicate, portend.
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005