Meaning of “significantly” in the English Dictionary

"significantly" in British English

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significantlyadverb

uk /sɪɡˈnɪf.ɪ.kənt.li/ us /sɪɡˈnɪf.ə.kənt.li/

significantly adverb (IMPORTANT)

B2 in a way that is easy to see or by a large amount:

My piano playing has improved significantly since I started with a new teacher.

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  • Employment levels are unlikely to rise significantly before the end of next year.
  • They expanded their retail operations significantly during the 1980s.
  • Studies suggest that regular intake of the vitamin significantly improves brain function.
  • Hotdesking allows a company to have significantly smaller premises.
  • High winds significantly hampered the plane's acceleration.

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

"significantly" in American English

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significantlyadverb

us /sɪɡˈnɪf·ɪ·kənt·li/

by a large amount:

Our prison population has significantly increased in the last ten years.
Men are making significantly more money than women at the same professional level.

(Definition of “significantly” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)