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significance

noun [U] uk   /sɪɡˈnɪf.ɪ.kəns/ us  

significance noun [U] (IMPORTANCE)

C1 importance: The discovery of the new drug is of great significance for/to people suffering from heart problems.
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significance noun [U] (SPECIAL MEANING)

special meaning: Do you think that look he gave you had any significance?
Translations of “significance”
in Korean 중요성…
in Arabic مَعْنى…
in Portuguese significância, importância…
in Catalan importància, transcendència…
in Japanese 重要性, 意味…
in Italian importanza, significato…
in Chinese (Traditional) 重要性, 重要性,重要意義…
in Russian важность, значение…
in Turkish önem, kıymet, anlam…
in Chinese (Simplified) 重要性, 重要性,重要意义…
in Polish znaczenie…
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