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English definition of “significance”

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.ImportanceUseful or advantageous

significance noun [U] (SPECIAL MEANING)

special meaning: Do you think that look he gave you had any significance?Meaning and significanceTypifying, illustrating and exemplifying
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