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Pronunciation:  sig'nifukunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  fairly large; "won by a substantial margin"
  2. [adj]  rich in significance or implication; "a meaning look"; "pregnant with meaning"
  3. [adj]  important in effect or meaning; "a significant change in tax laws"; "a significant change in the Constitution"; "a significant contribution"; "significant details"; "statistically significant"
  4. [adj]  (statistics) too closely correlated to be attributed to chance and therefore indicating a systematic relation; "the interaction effect is significant at the .01 level"; "no significant difference was found"

SIGNIFICANT is a 11 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: big, considerable, earthshaking, epochal, epoch-making, evidential, evidentiary, fundamental, head(a), important, key, large, meaning(a), meaningful, momentous, monumental, noteworthy, operative, portentous, pregnant, probative, prodigious, profound, remarkable, substantial, world-shaking, world-shattering
 Antonyms: insignificant, nonsignificant, unimportant
 See Also: of import



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sig*nif"i*cant\, a. [L. significans, -antis, p. pr.
    of significare. See {Signify}.]
    1. Fitted or designed to signify or make known somethingl
       having a meaning; standing as a sign or token; expressive
       or suggestive; as, a significant word or sound; a
       significant look.
             It was well said of Plotinus, that the stars were
             significant, but not efficient.       --Sir W.
    2. Deserving to be considered; important; momentous; as, a
       significant event.
    {Significant figures} (Arith.), the figures which remain to
       any number, or decimal fraction, after the ciphers at the
       right or left are canceled. Thus, the significant figures
       of 25,000, or of .0025, are 25.
  2. \Sig*nif"i*cant\, n.
    That which has significance; a sign; a token; a symbol.
          In dumb significants proclaim your thoughts. --Shak.