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Noun significance has 3 senses
- significance - the quality of being significant; "do not underestimate the significance of nuclear power"
--1 is a kind of importance
--1 has particulars:
- significance, import, implication - 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"
--2 is a kind of meaning, substance
- meaning, significance, signification, import - the message that is intended or expressed or signified; "what is the meaning of this sentence"; "the significance of a red traffic light"; "the signification of Chinese characters"; "the import of his announcement was ambigtuous"
--3 is a kind of message, content, subject matter, substance
--3 has particulars:
| ||lexical meaning; grammatical meaning; symbolization, symbolisation; sense, signified; intension, connotation; referent; effect, essence, burden, core, gist; intent, purport, spirit; moral, lesson; nuance, nicety, shade, subtlety, refinement; overtone; point|