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important

adjective  /ɪmˈpɔr·tənt/ us  
of great value, meaning, or effect: an important discovery [+ that clause] It’s important that you tell the doctor all your symptoms. Important also means having great influence: an important modern artist
importance
noun [U]  /ɪmˈpɔr·təns/ us  
He stressed the importance of fruits and vegetables in the diet.
importantly
adverb  /ɪmˈpɔr·tənt·li/ us  
She has a pleasant personality, but more importantly, she is well qualified for the job.
Translations of “important”
in Korean 중요한, 영향력이 큰…
in Arabic مُهِمّ…
in French important…
in Turkish önemli, faydalı, gerekli…
in Italian importante…
in Chinese (Traditional) 必需的, 重要的, 珍貴的…
in Russian важный, значительный, влиятельный…
in Polish ważny…
in Spanish importante…
in Portuguese importante…
in German wichtig…
in Catalan important…
in Japanese 大切な, 地位の高い…
in Chinese (Simplified) 必需的, 重要的, 珍贵的…
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