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"importance" in British English

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importancenoun [U]

uk   /ɪmˈpɔː.təns/ us   /ɪmˈpɔːr.təns/
B1 the quality of being important: The health report stresses the importance of fresh food in a diet. She attaches a lot of importance to personal possessions.

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"importance" in Business English

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importancenoun [U]

uk   /ɪmˈpɔːtəns/ us  
the quality of being important: Some managers acknowledge the importance of balancing work and family, and believe it necessary to design specific policies.
(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…
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