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significance

[ sig-nif-i-kuhns ]SEE DEFINITION OF significance

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SIGNIFICANCE

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.

Peter knew he was experiencing a ceremony of some kind, the significance of which he must learn.

Even then its significance was disregarded and its importance underrated.

"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.

WORD ORIGIN

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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