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1. Having meaning, function, or purpose: a meaningful discussion.
2. Showing or conveying meaning, especially without words: a meaningful glance.

mean′ing·ful·ly adv.
mean′ing·ful·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.meaningfulness - the quality of having great value or significance
significance - the quality of being significant; "do not underestimate the significance of nuclear power"
purposefulness, sense of purpose - the quality of having a definite purpose
meaninglessness - the quality of having no value or significance; "he resented the meaninglessness of the tasks they assigned him"
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We hypothesized that a significant relationship will exist between psychological meaningfulness and safety, perceived stress, and training in research ethics and RCR.
He does not consider the meaningfulness of action in terms of the subjective understanding of actors, its "normal" or "average" meaning, or ideal-type constructions of meaning patterns.
Participants also reported the degree of meaningfulness of each of the three domains on a 4-point Likert scale from 1 (not meaningful) to 4 (very meaningful).
Maintenance of personal and professional competence affects one's self-respect, self-esteem, professional status, and the meaningfulness of work.
Among the topics are a narcissism scale applicable to the content analysis, cognitive-affective correlates of meaningfulness in life in chronic somatic disease, assessing mental function in multiple sclerosis patients, risk assessment of threatening communications from FBI case files, and the analysis of selected portions of the New American Bible.
Responses to the CSI were compared (a) between 79 participants who rated a stressful experience that was of medium meaningfulness and importance and 265 participants who rated a stressful experience of very meaningfulness and importance and (b) between men and women.
Notice first that I have shifted the question from the meaning of life to the meaningfulness of life.
* Uses for self-introductions: participants introduce themselves, sharing the quote they selected and its meaningfulness to them.
FDA's increasing requirements for clinical meaningfulness in efficacy measures make it more difficult to predict the agency's regulatory actions, former division director Ray Lipicky says.
"Commitment" is a sense of value, meaningfulness, and loyalty towards one's purpose in life.
The JDS proposes that positive results will result in the work place (high motivation, high satisfaction with the job and high performance level) when three critical psychological states (experienced meaningfulness of the job, experienced responsibility for the outcomes of the job, and knowledge of the job results) exist.