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sig·nif·i·cance

 (sĭg-nĭf′ĭ-kəns)
n.
1. The state or quality of being significant: a matter of some significance. See Synonyms at importance.
2. A meaning that is expressed or implied: What was the significance of that smile?

sig·nif′i·can·cy (-kən-sē) n.

significance

(sɪɡˈnɪfɪkəns)
n
1. consequence or importance
2. something signified, expressed, or intended
3. the state or quality of being significant
4. (Statistics) statistics
a. a measure of the confidence that can be placed in a result, esp a substantive causal hypothesis, as not being merely a matter of chance
b. (as modifier): a significance level. Compare confidence level See also hypothesis testing

sig•nif•i•cance

(sɪgˈnɪf ɪ kəns)

n.
1. importance; consequence.
2. meaning; import.
3. the quality of being significant.
Sometimes, sig•nif′i•can•cy.
syn: See importance. See also meaning.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.significance - the quality of being significant; "do not underestimate the significance of nuclear power"
importance - the quality of being important and worthy of note; "the importance of a well-balanced diet"
historicalness - significance owing to its history
meaningfulness - the quality of having great value or significance
consequence, moment, import - having important effects or influence; "decisions of great consequence are made by the president himself"; "virtue is of more moment than security"; "that result is of no consequence"
insignificance - the quality of having little or no significance
2.significance - a meaning that is not expressly stated but can be inferred; "the significance of his remark became clear only later"; "the expectation was spread both by word and by implication"
meaning, substance - the idea that is intended; "What is the meaning of this proverb?"
3.significance - the message that is intended or expressed or signifiedsignificance - the message that is intended or expressed or signified; "what is the meaning of this sentence"; "the significance of a red traffic light"; "the signification of Chinese characters"; "the import of his announcement was ambiguous"
subject matter, content, message, substance - what a communication that is about something is about
lexical meaning - the meaning of a content word that depends on the nonlinguistic concepts it is used to express
grammatical meaning - the meaning of a word that depends on its role in a sentence; varies with inflectional form
symbolisation, symbolization - the use of symbols to convey meaning
signified, sense - the meaning of a word or expression; the way in which a word or expression or situation can be interpreted; "the dictionary gave several senses for the word"; "in the best sense charity is really a duty"; "the signifier is linked to the signified"
connotation, intension - what you must know in order to determine the reference of an expression
referent - something referred to; the object of a reference
gist, burden, essence, effect, core - the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
purport, intent, spirit - the intended meaning of a communication
moral, lesson - the significance of a story or event; "the moral of the story is to love thy neighbor"
nuance, subtlety, nicety, refinement, shade - a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude; "without understanding the finer nuances you can't enjoy the humor"; "don't argue about shades of meaning"
overtone - (usually plural) an ulterior implicit meaning or quality; "overtones of despair"
point - a brief version of the essential meaning of something; "get to the point"; "he missed the point of the joke"; "life has lost its point"

significance

significance

noun
1. The quality or state of being important:
2. That which is signified by a word or expression:
3. The gist of a specific action or situation:
Translations
أَهَمِّيَّةأهَمِيَّه
význam
vigtighed
merkitystärkeys
značajznačenjevažnost
jelentőség
òÿîing; mikilvægi
重要性
중요성
pomen
betydelse
ความสำคัญ
tầm quan trọng

significance

[sɪgˈnɪfɪkəns] N
1. (= meaning) she gave him a look full of significancele dirigió una mirada muy significativa or elocuente
2. (= importance) → importancia f
can we attach any significance to this promise?¿podemos darle importancia a esta promesa?
to be of some significanceser importante
to be of no significanceno tener ninguna importancia

significance

[sɪgˈnɪfɪkəns] n
(= importance) [fact, event] → importance f; [theory, idea] → portée f
of no significance
That is of no significance → Cela n'a aucune importance.
(= meaning) → signification f

significance

nBedeutung f; (of action also)Tragweite f; (of one special event also)Wichtigkeit f; what is the significance of this?was bedeutet das?, welche Bedeutung hat das?; of no significancebelanglos, bedeutungslos; to attach great significance to somethingeiner Sache (dat)große Bedeutung beimessen; he attaches great significance to us arriving on timeer legt großen Wert darauf, dass wir pünktlich sind

significance

[sɪgˈnɪfɪkəns] n (of remark) → significato; (of event, speech) → importanza
that is of no significance → ciò non ha importanza

signify

(ˈsignifai) verb
1. to be a sign of; to mean. His frown signified disapproval.
2. to show; to make known by a sign, gesture etc. He signified his approval with a nod.
significance (sigˈnifikəns) noun
meaning or importance. a matter of great significance.
significant (sigˈnifikənt) adjective
1. important; having an important effect. a significant event/development.
2. having a special meaning; meaningful. a significant look/smile.
3. considerable; marked. There was no significant change in the patient's condition; There was a significant drop in the number of road accidents last year.
significantly (sigˈnifikəntli) adverb
1. in a significant manner. He patted his pocket significantly.
2. to an important degree. Sales-levels are significantly lower than last year, which is very disappointing.

significance

أَهَمِّيَّة význam vigtighed Bedeutung σπουδαιότητα relevancia merkitys signification značaj significato 重要性 중요성 betekenis betydning znaczenie significado, significância значимость betydelse ความสำคัญ önem tầm quan trọng 意义

significance

a. significado;
of no ___sin importancia.

significance

n significado
References in classic literature ?
She saw her husband, but did not realize the significance of his appearance before her now.
Then suddenly he realized the joyful significance of that wail; tears choked him, and leaning his elbows on the window sill be began to cry, sobbing like a child.
Values did man only assign to things in order to maintain himself--he created only the significance of things, a human significance
She felt as if a mist had been lifted from her eyes, enabling her to took upon and comprehend the significance of life, that monster made up of beauty and brutality.
In my desk you will find a crimson candle, which has been blessed by the High Priest and has a peculiar mystical significance.
for their general significance see note on that passage.
Today all the significance of his book rose before him with special distinctness, and whole periods ranged themselves in his mind in illustration of his theories.
With all its sweet and mystical significance, surely the prevailing feeling in the hearts of bride and bridegroom is, or should be, that of happiness,--happiness bubbling and dancing, all sunny ripples from heart to heart.
Of their tremendous significance be sure that the modest house at Meudon knew as little as that the Records would one day be the planet's standard in all official meteorology.
They seemed to me ugly, but they suggested without disclosing a secret of momentous significance.
I had read sea-romances in my time, wherein figured, as a matter of course, the lone woman in the midst of a shipload of men; but I learned, now, that I had never comprehended the deeper significance of such a situation--the thing the writers harped upon and exploited so thoroughly.
And although many of his word-pictures are not lacking in charm or colour, they have but little significance beyond them.