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1. significance

noun. ['səgˈnɪfɪkəns, sɪgˈnɪfɪkəns'] the quality of being significant.

Synonyms

  • meaningfulness
  • consequence
  • historicalness
  • important
  • unimportant
  • moment
  • importance
  • significant
  • insignificant

Antonyms

  • meaninglessness
  • insignificance
  • unimportance
  • significant
  • insignificant

Etymology

  • significantia (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Significance

  • abeyance
  • abhorrence
  • absence
  • abstinence
  • abundance
  • acceptance
  • acceptance
  • accordance
  • acquaintance
  • acquiescence
  • adherence
  • admittance
  • adolescence
  • adolescence
  • adriance
  • affluence
  • agence
  • allegiance
  • alliance
  • allowance

How do you pronounce significance?

Pronounce significance as sɪgˈnɪfɪkəns.

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Example sentences of the word significance


1. Noun, singular or mass
You will also be able to understand the significance of IT investments and calculate the potential business benefit.

Quotes containing the word significance


1. To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

2. Even a purely moral act that has no hope of any immediate and visible political effect can gradually and indirectly, over time, gain in political significance.
- Vaclav Havel

3. The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
- Aristotle

2. significance

noun. ['səgˈnɪfɪkəns, sɪgˈnɪfɪkəns'] a meaning that is not expressly stated but can be inferred.

Synonyms

  • meaning
  • implication
  • substance

Antonyms

  • unchaste
  • immorality
  • immoral
  • dishonorable

Etymology

  • significantia (Latin)

3. significance

noun. ['səgˈnɪfɪkəns, sɪgˈnɪfɪkəns'] the message that is intended or expressed or signified.

Synonyms

  • point
  • core
  • subtlety
  • symbolization
  • sense
  • subject matter
  • connotation
  • symbolisation
  • import
  • burden
  • effect
  • referent
  • signified
  • signification
  • gist
  • lesson
  • meaning
  • spirit
  • lexical meaning
  • nuance
  • nicety
  • overtone
  • intent
  • substance
  • purport
  • message
  • grammatical meaning
  • content
  • refinement
  • shade
  • intension
  • essence

Antonyms

  • unrighteous
  • physical
  • antinode
  • node

Etymology

  • significantia (Latin)
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