Significance definition

sĭg-nĭfĭ-kəns
A meaning that is expressed or implied.

What was the significance of that smile?

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That which is signified; meaning.
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The quality of being significant; suggestiveness; expressiveness.
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Importance; consequence; moment.
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The state or quality of being significant.

A matter of some significance.

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Significance is defined as the importance or meaning of something.

An example of significance is loving an old watch because it was your father’s.

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The extent to which something matters; importance.

As a juror your opinion is of great significance for the outcome of the trial.

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The significance of a gesture.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
significance
Plural:
significances

Origin of significance

  • From Latin significantia.

    From Wiktionary