- The definition of importance is the significance of a person, thing or idea.
An example of importance is bringing a swim suit to a pool party if you want to swim.
importance definition by Webster's New World
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- the state or quality of being important; significance; consequence
- a matter or consequence
- import, or meaning
Origin: Middle French ; from OIt importanza
importance definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The quality or condition of being important; significance.
- Personal status; standing.
- Obsolete An important matter.
- Obsolete Meaning; import.
- Obsolete Importunity.