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Noun: significance  sig'ni-fu-kun(t)s
  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";
    - import, implication
  3. The message that is intended, expressed or signified
    "the significance of a red traffic light";
    - meaning, signification, import

Derived forms: significances

See also: important, insignificant, significant, unimportant

Type of: content, importance, meaning, message, subject matter, substance

Antonym: insignificance

Encyclopedia: Significance