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Definition of "significance" []

  • The state or quality of being significant. See Synonyms at importance. (noun)
  • A meaning that is expressed. (noun)
  • A covert or implied meaning. See Synonyms at meaning. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "significance" in a sentence
  • "In scholarly writing, the term significance refers to a very specialized statistical feature known in most fields as statistical significance."
  • "I love contemplative first person narratives, in which nothing happens and yet everything of significance is profoundly altered."
  • "One way you could cue the readers to its significance is to overdo the style in a caricaturish way."