The definition of important is having great significance or consequence.(adjective)
An example of important events are the consequences of World War II.
See important in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr < OIt importante < ML importans, prp. of importare: see import
See important in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Medieval Latin importāns, important-
Origin: , present participle of importāre, to mean
Origin: , from Latin, to import; see import.
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