A significant change in the tax laws.
A significant statistical difference.
Significant casualties; no significant opposition.
An example of significant is the first person to undergo a heart transplant.
Origin of significant
- Latin significāns significant- present participle of significāre to signify signify
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Latin significans, present participle of significare, from signum, "sign", + ficare, "do" or "make", variant of facere.