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significance

 
Noun significance has 3 senses
  1. significance - the quality of being significant; "do not underestimate the significance of nuclear power"
    --1 is a kind of
    importance
    Antonyms: insignificance
    --1 has particulars:
     historicalness; meaningfulness; consequence, import, moment
  2. 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
  3. 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
    Derived form: verb signify2
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