All that is a prelude to explain the significance of the numbers at the top: 51 percent, 47 percent, and then 32 percent.
She helped place this new generation of leaders in roles of significance in the White House and broader administration.
The press was quick to downplay the significance and even the seriousness of Blair's donation.
c.1400, "meaning," from Old French significance or directly from Latin significantia "meaning, force, energy," from significans, present participle of significare "to mean, import, signify" (see signify). The earlier word was signifiance (mid-13c.). Meaning "importance" is from 1725. Related: Significancy.