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English adjective: significant

1. significant important in effect or meaning


SamplesA significant change in tax laws.
A significant change in the Constitution.
A significant contribution.
Significant details.
Statistically significant.


Synonymsimportant


Similarearthshaking, epoch-making, epochal, evidential, evidentiary, fundamental, large, momentous, monumental, noteworthy, operative, portentous, probative, probatory, prodigious, profound, remarkable, world-shaking, world-shattering


See alsoimportant, meaningful, of import


Attributesignificance


Antonymsunimportant, insignificant

2. significant fairly large


SamplesWon by a substantial margin.


Synonymssubstantial


Similarconsiderable


Antonymsinconsiderable

3. significant too closely correlated to be attributed to chance and therefore indicating a systematic relation


SamplesThe interaction effect is significant at the .01 level.
No significant difference was found.


Domain categorystatistics


Antonymsnonsignificant

4. significant rich in significance or implication


SamplesA meaning look.


Synonymsmeaning, pregnant


Similarmeaningful


Antonymsmeaningless, nonmeaningful









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