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significant

[sig-nif-i-kuhnt]
adjective
1.
important; of consequence.
2.
having or expressing a meaning; indicative; suggestive: a significant wink.
3.
Statistics. of or pertaining to observations that are unlikely to occur by chance and that therefore indicate a systematic cause.
noun
4.
something significant; a sign.

Origin:
1570–80; < Latin significant- (stem of significāns), present participle of significāre to signify; see -ant

significantly, adverb
nonsignificant, adjective
nonsignificantly, adverb
supersignificant, adjective
supersignificantly, adverb
unsignificant, adjective
unsignificantly, adverb


1. consequential, momentous, weighty. 2. See expressive.
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significant (sɪɡˈnɪfɪkənt)
 
adj
1.  having or expressing a meaning; indicative
2.  having a covert or implied meaning; suggestive
3.  important, notable, or momentous
4.  statistics of or relating to a difference between a result derived from a hypothesis and its observed value that is too large to be attributed to chance and that therefore tends to refute the hypothesis
 
[C16: from Latin significāre to signify]
 
sig'nificantly
 
adv

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significant
1570s, from L. significant-, stem of significans, prp. of significare (see signify).
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