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significance

noun [U]
 
 
/sɪɡˈnɪfɪkəns/
the importance or meaning of something: I still don't understand the significance of his remark. This is a development which has great economic significance for the region.Meaning and significanceTypifying, illustrating and exemplifying
Translations of “significance”
in Korean 중요성…
in Arabic مَعْنى…
in Portuguese significância, importância…
in Catalan importància, transcendència…
in Japanese 重要性, 意味…
in Italian importanza, significato…
in Chinese (Traditional) 重要性, 重要性,重要意義…
in Russian важность, значение…
in Turkish önem, kıymet, anlam…
in Chinese (Simplified) 重要性, 重要性,重要意义…
in Polish znaczenie…
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