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sig·nif·i·cant

 (sĭg-nĭf′ĭ-kənt)
adj.
1.
a. Having or expressing a meaning: Are the markings on the stone significant?
b. Having or expressing a covert or nonverbal meaning; suggestive: a significant glance.
2. Having or likely to have a major effect; important: a significant change in the tax laws.
3. Fairly large in amount or quantity: significant casualties; no significant opposition.
4. Statistics Of or relating to observations or occurrences that are too closely correlated to be attributed to chance and therefore indicate a systematic relationship.

[Latin significāns, significant-, present participle of significāre, to signify; see signify.]

sig·nif′i·cant·ly adv.

significant

(sɪɡˈnɪfɪkənt)
adj
1. having or expressing a meaning; indicative
2. having a covert or implied meaning; suggestive
3. important, notable, or momentous
4. (Statistics) statistics of or relating to a difference between a result derived from a hypothesis and its observed value that is too large to be attributed to chance and that therefore tends to refute the hypothesis
[C16: from Latin significāre to signify]
sigˈnificantly adv

sig•nif•i•cant

(sɪgˈnɪf ɪ kənt)

adj.
1. important; of consequence.
2. having or expressing a meaning.
3. having a special, secret, or disguised meaning: a significant wink.
n.
4. something significant; a sign.
[1570–80; < Latin significant-, s. of significāns, present participle of significāre to signify; see -ant]
sig•nif′i•cant•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.significant - important in effect or meaning; "a significant change in tax laws"; "a significant change in the Constitution"; "a significant contribution"; "significant details"; "statistically significant"
important, of import - of great significance or value; "important people"; "the important questions of the day"
meaningful - having a meaning or purpose; "a meaningful explanation"; "a meaningful discussion"; "a meaningful pause"
unimportant, insignificant - devoid of importance, meaning, or force
2.significant - fairly large; "won by a substantial margin"
considerable - large or relatively large in number or amount or extent or degree; "a considerable quantity"; "the economy was a considerable issue in the campaign"; "went to considerable trouble for us"; "spent a considerable amount of time on the problem"
3.significant - too closely correlated to be attributed to chance and therefore indicating a systematic relation; "the interaction effect is significant at the .01 level"; "no significant difference was found"
statistics - a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters
nonsignificant - attributable to chance
4.significant - rich in significance or implication; "a meaning look"
meaningful - having a meaning or purpose; "a meaningful explanation"; "a meaningful discussion"; "a meaningful pause"

significant

significant

adjective
1. Effectively conveying meaning, feeling, or mood:
2. Conveying hidden or unexpressed meaning:
Translations
ذو مَغْزىكَبير، هاممُهِم، هام، خَطيرهامّ
významnýpodstatný
vigtigsigende
merkittävä
značajan
jelentõs
òÿîingarmikill; mikilvægur
重要な
중요한
pomemben
betydelsefull
ซึ่งสำคัญ
rất quan trọng

significant

[sɪgˈnɪfɪkənt] ADJ
1. (= important) [number, event, achievement, part, development] → importante; [effect, amount, improvement, sum of money, victory] → considerable; [contribution, reduction, increase] → significativo, considerable; [difference] → significativo; [change] → importante, considerable; [factor, impact, step] → significativo, importante
it is significant thates significativo que ...
Japan has made significant progress in reducing pollutionJapón ha dado un gran paso adelante en la reducción de la contaminación
significant other (= partner) → pareja f
2. (= meaningful) [look, gesture, tone of voice] → significativo, elocuente
could this be significant of a change of heart?¿podría esto suponer un cambio de idea?

significant

[sɪgˈnɪfɪkənt] adj
(= appreciable) [number, amount, effect, improvement, difference] → significatif/ive
(= important) [fact, factor, change] → important(e)
(= meaningful) [look, gesture] → significatif/ive
it is significant that ... → il est significatif que ...

significant

adj
(= considerable, having consequence)bedeutend; (= important)wichtig; is it of any significant interest?ist das von wesentlichem Interesse?; to be significant to or for somethingeine bedeutende or wichtige Rolle in etw (dat)spielen; statistically significantstatistisch signifikant or bedeutsam; politically/historically significantpolitisch/historisch bedeutend
(= meaningful)bedeutungsvoll; lookvielsagend, bedeutsam; sigh, tone of voicebedeutungsvoll, bedeutsam; it is significant that …es ist bezeichnend, dass …; he wondered whether her glance was significanter fragte sich, ob ihr Blick etwas zu bedeuten habe; to be significant of something (liter)ein (An)zeichen ntfür etw sein

significant

[sɪgˈnɪfɪkənt] adj (discovery, change, event) → importante; (increase, improvement, amount) → notevole; (evidence) → significativo/a; (look, smile) → eloquente
it is significant that ... → è significativo che...

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.

significant

هامّ významný vigtig bedeutsam βαρυσήμαντος significativo merkittävä significatif značajan significativo 重要な 중요한 aanzienlijk viktig znaczący significante значительный betydelsefull ซึ่งสำคัญ önemli rất quan trọng 相当大的

sig·nif·i·cant

a. importante, significativo-a.

significant

adj significativo; — other (ant) pareja, compañero -ra mf or pareja sentimental
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Once on a summer night when he was eighteen, he had walked with her on a coun- try road and in her presence had given way to an impulse to boast, to make himself appear big and significant in her eyes.
He was usually cold and distant with men, but with all women he had a silent, grave familiarity, a special handshake, accompanied by a significant, deliberate look.
A feeling of exultation overtook her, as if some power of significant import had been given her to control the working of her body and her soul.
Hawkeye made no other reply than by passing his finger around the crown of his head, in a manner so significant, that none who witnessed the action could mistake its meaning.
Their sites had been anticipated by more urgent buildings and mining works, unfortunately not considered in the sanguine dreams of the enthusiasts, and, more significant still, their cost and expense had been also anticipated by the enormous outlay of their earnings in the work upon Devil's Ditch.
I broke in with a laugh that was doubtless significant enough.
Like most sea-terms, this one is very happy and significant.
His wife opened the little bed-room door adjoining her room and, taking the candle, set it down on the top of a bureau there; then from a small recess she took a key, and put it thoughtfully in the lock of a drawer, and made a sudden pause, while two boys, who, boy like, had followed close on her heels, stood looking, with silent, significant glances, at their mother.
I know not how significant it is, or how far it is an evidence of singularity, that an individual should thus consent in his pettiest walk with the general movement of the race; but I know that something akin to the migratory instinct in birds and quadrupeds--which, in some instances, is known to have affected the squirrel tribe, impelling them to a general and mysterious movement, in which they were seen, say some, crossing the broadest rivers, each on its particular chip, with its tail raised for a sail, and bridging narrower streams with their dead--that something like the furor which affects the domestic cattle in the spring, and which is referred to a worm in their tails,--affects both nations and individuals, either perennially or from time to time.
and twenty-one of them wore that significant badge.
He waited until the place had become absolutely silent and expectant, then he delivered his deadliest shot; delivered it with ice-cold seriousness and deliberation, with a significant emphasis upon the closing words: he said he believed that the reward offered for the lost knife was humbug and bunkum, and that its owner would know where to find it whenever he should have occasion TO ASSASSINATE SOMEBODY.
Sighing, he dipped his brush and passed it along the topmost plank; repeated the operation; did it again; compared the in- significant whitewashed streak with the far-reaching continent of unwhitewashed fence, and sat down on a tree-box discouraged.