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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Importance  \Im*por"tance\,  n.  [F.  importance.  See  {Important}.] 
  1.  The  quality  or  state  of  being  important;  consequence; 
  weight;  moment;  significance. 
 
  Thy  own  importance  know  Nor  bound  thy  narrow  views 
  to  things  below.  --Pope. 
 
  2.  Subject;  matter.  [Obs.] 
 
  Upon  importance  of  so  slight  and  trivial  a  nature. 
  --Shak. 
 
  3.  Import;  meaning;  significance.  [Obs.] 
 
  The  wisest  beholder  could  not  say  if  the  importance 
  were  joy  or  sorrow.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  Importunity;  solicitation.  [Obs.] 
 
  At  our  importance  hither  is  he  come  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  importance 
  n  1:  the  quality  of  being  important  and  worthy  of  note;  "the 
  importance  of  a  well-balanced  diet"  [ant:  {unimportance}] 
  2:  a  prominent  status;  "a  person  of  importance"  [syn:  {grandness}] 




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