Meaning of SIGNIFICANCE in English

SIGNIFICANCE

/sig nif"i keuhns/ , n.

1. importance; consequence: the significance of the new treaty.

2. meaning; import: The familiar place had a new significance for her.

3. the quality of being significant or having a meaning: to give significance to dull chores.

[ 1400-50; late ME ( significantia force, meaning, equiv. to significant- (see SIGNIFICANT) + -ia -IA; see -ANCE ]

Syn. 1. moment, weight. See importance. 2. See meaning .

Ant. 1. triviality.

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