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English noun: significance

1. significance (attribute) the quality of being significant


SamplesDo not underestimate the significance of nuclear power.


Broader (hypernym)importance


Narrower (hyponym)consequence, historicalness, import, meaningfulness, moment


Attributeimportant, insignificant, significant, unimportant


Antonymsinsignificance

2. significance (cognition) a meaning that is not expressly stated but can be inferred


SamplesThe significance of his remark became clear only later.
The expectation was spread both by word and by implication.


Synonymsimplication, import


Broader (hypernym)meaning, substance

3. significance (communication) the message that is intended or expressed or signified


SamplesWhat 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.


Synonymsimport, 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









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