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Meaning of SIGNIFICANCE

Pronunciation:  sig'nifukuns

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the quality of being significant; "do not underestimate the significance of nuclear power"
  2. [n]  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. [n]  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 ambigtuous"
 

SIGNIFICANCE is a 12 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: implication, import, import, meaning, signification
 
 Antonyms: insignificance
 
 See Also: burden, connotation, consequence, content, core, effect, essence, gist, grammatical meaning, historicalness, import, importance, intension, intent, lesson, lexical meaning, meaning, meaningfulness, message, moment, moral, nicety, nuance, overtone, point, purport, referent, refinement, sense, shade, signified, spirit, subject matter, substance, substance, subtlety, symbolisation, symbolization

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sig*nif"i*cance\, Significancy \Sig*nif"i*can*cy\,
n. [L. significantia.]
1. The quality or state of being significant.

2. That which is signified; meaning; import; as, the
   significance of a nod, of a motion of the hand, or of a
   word or expression.

3. Importance; moment; weight; consequence.

         With this brain I must work, in order to give
         significancy and value to the few facts which I
         possess.                              --De Quincey.

 

 

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