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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significantly adverb (SPECIAL MEANING)

in a way that suggests a special meaning:

He said that he would be bringing a friend with him but, significantly, didn't say who it was.

(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)