non significance


importance; consequence: the significance of the new treaty.
meaning; import: The familiar place had a new significance for her.
the quality of being significant or having a meaning: to give significance to dull chores.

1400–50; late Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin significantia force, meaning, equivalent to significant- (see significant) + -ia -ia; see -ance

nonsignificance, noun
self-significance, noun

1. moment, weight. See importance. 2. See meaning.

1. triviality. Unabridged
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significance (sɪɡˈnɪfɪkəns)
1.  consequence or importance
2.  something signified, expressed, or intended
3.  the state or quality of being significant
4.  statistics
 a.  a measure of the confidence that can be placed in a result, esp a substantive causal hypothesis, as not being merely a matter of chance
 b.  Compare confidence level See also hypothesis testing (as modifier): a significance level

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Word Origin & History

c.1300, from L. significantia "meaning, force, energy," from significans, prp. of significare (see signify).
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