Meaning of “significance” in the English Dictionary

"significance" in British English

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significancenoun [ U ]

uk /sɪɡˈnɪf.ɪ.kəns/ us /sɪɡˈnɪf.ə.kəns/

significance noun [ U ] (IMPORTANCE)

C1 importance:

The discovery of the new drug is of great significance for/to people suffering from heart problems.

More examples

  • They were offered a few cosmetic improvements to their working conditions, but nothing of significance.
  • And what might be the underlying significance of these supposedly random acts of violence?
  • His work is of great significance to historians.
  • We should not overestimate the significance of his influence.

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