importance Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “importance” in the English Dictionary

"importance" in British English

See all translations

importancenoun [U]

uk   /ɪmˈpɔː.təns/  us   /-ˈpɔːr.t̬əns/
B1 the ​quality of being ​important: The ​healthreportstresses the importance offreshfood in a ​diet. She attaches a lot of importance topersonal possessions.

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

(Definition of importance from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"importance" in Business English

See all translations

importancenoun [U]

uk   us   /ɪmˈpɔːtəns/
the ​quality of being important: Some ​managersacknowledge the importance of ​balancingwork and family, and believe it necessary to ​designspecificpolicies.
(Definition of importance from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “importance”
in Arabic أَهَمِّيّة…
in Korean 중요성…
in Portuguese importância…
in Catalan importància…
in Japanese 重要性…
in Chinese (Simplified) 重要性…
in Turkish önem, ehemmiyet…
in Russian важность…
in Chinese (Traditional) 重要性…
in Italian importanza…
in Polish znaczenie, waga…
What is the pronunciation of importance?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

hipster

someone who is very influenced by the most recent ideas and fashions

Word of the Day

Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
by Liz Walter,
February 03, 2016
My previous post (My leg hurts: Talking about illness (1)) presented some general vocabulary to use at the doctor’s. This one looks at some more specific areas of illness and explains some useful words and phrases that you may need to use or understand on a visit to the doctor’s. There are several

Read More 

awesomesauce noun
awesomesauce noun
February 01, 2016
slang the state of being extremely good or enjoyable or something or someone that is extremely good or enjoyable Recovering from the awesomesauce of another fab #Vidcon!!

Read More