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significance

sig·nif·i·cance

significance

 
 
pronunciation:
sihg nI f kns
part of speech: noun
definition 1: importance; consequence.
The fact that the suspect was left-handed had significance for the police.July 4, 1776 is a date of great significance for the American people.She sold her engagement ring as it no longer had any significance for her.
synonyms:
consequence, import, importance, moment
antonyms:
insignificance
similar words:
account, emphasis, gravity, magnitude, meaning, note, pith, point, weight
definition 2: meaning.
The children saw the sign that said "No Trespassing," but they didn't understand its significance.
synonyms:
import, intent, sense
similar words:
meaning, message, point, purport, tenor