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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
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She put them in his buttonhole as a peace offering, and he stood a minute looking down at them with a curious expression, for in the Italian part of his nature there was a touch of superstition, and he was just then in that state of half-sweet, half-bitter melancholy, when imaginative young men find significance in trifles and food for romance everywhere.
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Come hither to me --hither, hither, said Peleg, with a significance in his eye that almost startled me.
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The fellow pointed to his joke with immense significance, as is often the way with his tribe.