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.

Do these symbols have any particular significance?

—compare insignificance



late Middle English (denoting unstated meaning): from Old French , or from Latin significantia , from significare indicate, portend.

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