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Noun: importance  im'por-t(u)n(t)s
  1. The quality of being important and worthy of note
    "the importance of a well-balanced diet"
     
  2. A prominent status
    "a person of importance";
    - grandness

Derived forms: importances

See also: important, of import, unimportant

Type of: standing, value

Antonym: unimportance

Encyclopedia: Importance