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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Significance  \Sig*nif"i*cance\,  Significancy  \Sig*nif"i*can*cy\, 
  n.  [L.  significantia.] 
  1.  The  quality  or  state  of  being  significant. 
 
  2.  That  which  is  signified;  meaning;  import;  as  the 
  significance  of  a  nod,  of  a  motion  of  the  hand,  or  of  a 
  word  or  expression. 
 
  3.  Importance;  moment;  weight;  consequence. 
 
  With  this  brain  I  must  work  in  order  to  give 
  significancy  and  value  to  the  few  facts  which  I 
  possess.  --De  Quincey. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  significance 
  n  1:  the  quality  of  being  significant;  "do  not  underestimate  the 
  significance  of  nuclear  power"  [ant:  {insignificance}] 
  2:  a  meaning  that  is  not  expressly  stated  but  can  be  inferred; 
  "the  significance  of  his  remark  became  clear  only  later"; 
  "the  expectation  was  spread  both  by  word  and  by 
  implication"  [syn:  {import},  {implication}] 
  3:  the  message  that  is  intended  or  expressed  [syn:  {meaning},  {signification}, 
  {import}] 




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