significance[ sig-nif-i-kuhns ]SEE DEFINITION OF significance
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Of the significance of the life of this great man, it would be superfluous to speak.
It is doubtful if she would have realized its significance, had she seen it.
And this illustration has significance for more than the physical order of revelation.
Even then its significance was disregarded and its importance underrated.
Peter knew he was experiencing a ceremony of some kind, the significance of which he must learn.
"To the malgamite works," replied Mrs. Vansittart, with significance.
Professor Turner will expound the significance of the frontier in American history.
The quietness with which he spoke did not rob his words of their significance.
Its scope has grown with the significance of its contributors.
The significance of this decree at such a time cannot be exaggerated.
c.1400, "meaning," from Old French significance or directly from Latin significantia "meaning, force, energy," from significans, present participle of significare "to mean, import, signify" (see signify). The earlier word was signifiance (mid-13c.). Meaning "importance" is from 1725. Related: Significancy.
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