English noun: significance
|1.||significance (attribute) the quality of being significant|
|Samples||Do not underestimate the significance of nuclear power.|
|Narrower (hyponym)||consequence, historicalness, import, meaningfulness, moment|
|Attribute||important, insignificant, significant, unimportant|
|2.||significance (cognition) a meaning that is not expressly stated but can be inferred|
|Samples||The significance of his remark became clear only later.|
The expectation was spread both by word and by implication.
|Broader (hypernym)||meaning, substance|
|3.||significance (communication) the message that is intended or expressed or signified|
|Samples||What is the meaning of this sentence.|
The significance of a red traffic light.
The signification of Chinese characters.
The import of his announcement was ambiguous.
|Synonyms||import, meaning, signification|
|Broader (hypernym)||content, message, subject matter, substance|
|Narrower (hyponym)||burden, connotation, core, effect, essence, gist, grammatical meaning, intension, intent, lesson, lexical meaning, moral, nicety, nuance, overtone, point, purport, referent, refinement, sense, shade, signified, spirit, subtlety, symbolisation, symbolization|