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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Significant  \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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Significant  \Sig*nif"i*cant\,  n. 
  That  which  has  significance;  a  sign;  a  token;  a  symbol. 
  In  dumb  significants  proclaim  your  thoughts.  --Shak. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  important  in  effect  or  meaning;  "a  significant  change  in  tax 
  laws";  "a  significant  change  in  the  Constitution";  "a 
  significant  contribution";  "significant  details"; 
  "statistically  significant"  [syn:  {important}]  [ant:  {insignificant}] 
  2:  fairly  large  "won  by  a  substantial  margin"  [syn:  {substantial}] 
  3:  (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"  [ant:  {nonsignificant}] 
  4:  rich  in  significance  or  implication;  "a  meaning  look"; 
  "pregnant  with  meaning"  [syn:  {meaning(a)},  {pregnant}] 

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