Definition of SIGNIFICANCE


Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) the quality of being significant; "do not underestimate the significance of nuclear power" ;

  • 2. (

    ) a meaning that is not expressly stated but can be inferred; "the significance of his remark became clear only later"; "the expectation was spread both by word and by implication" ;

  • 3. (

    ) the message that is intended or expressed or signified; "what is the meaning of this sentence"; "the significance of a red traffic light"; "the signification of Chinese characters"; "the import of his announcement was ambiguous" ;

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