significance Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of “significance” - English Dictionary

Definition of "significance" - British English Dictionary

See all translations

significancenoun [U]

uk   us   /sɪɡˈnɪf.ɪ.kəns/

significance noun [U] (IMPORTANCE)

C1 importance: The ​discovery of the new ​drug is ofgreat significance for/topeoplesuffering from ​heartproblems.
More examples

significance noun [U] (SPECIAL MEANING)

specialmeaning: Do you ​think that ​look he gave you had any significance?
(Definition of significance from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “significance”
in Arabic مَعْنى…
in Korean 중요성…
in Portuguese significância, importância…
in Catalan importància, transcendència…
in Japanese 重要性, 意味…
in Chinese (Simplified) 重要性, 重要性,重要意义…
in Turkish önem, kıymet, anlam…
in Russian важность, значение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 重要性, 重要性,重要意義…
in Italian importanza, significato…
in Polish znaczenie…
What is the pronunciation of significance?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

chestnut

a large tree with leaves divided into five parts and large round nuts that can be eaten

Word of the Day

In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
by Liz Walter,
September 02, 2015
Several readers have asked for information on prepositions, so I will start with a blog post that looks at an area where they are really important: travel. The first thing to remember is that we use to (and not ‘in’) after the verb go: We are going to London. I went to

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More