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Definition 1: important in effect or meaning - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where significant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a significant change in tax laws
  • a significant change in the Constitution
  • a significant contribution
  • significant details
  • statistically significant

Synonyms for significant in the sense of this definition

(significant is similar to ...) of momentous or ominous significance

"such a portentous...monster raised all my curiosity" "a prodigious vision"

(significant is similar to ...) effective; producing a desired effect

"the operative word"

(significant is similar to ...) tending to prove a particular proposition or to persuade you of the truth of an allegation

"evidence should only be excluded if its probative value was outweighed by its prejudicial effect"

(significant is similar to ...) worthy of attention because interesting, significant, or unusual

"a noteworthy fact is that her students rarely complain" "a noteworthy advance in cancer research" "a remarkable achievement" "a notable increase in the crime rate"

(significant is similar to ...) of outstanding significance

"Einstein's monumental contributions to physics"

(significant is similar to ...) fairly large or important in effect; influential

"played a large role in the negotiations"

(significant is similar to ...) far-reaching and thoroughgoing in effect especially on the nature of something

"the fundamental revolution in human values that has occurred" "the book underwent fundamental changes" "committed the fundamental error of confusing spending with extravagance" "profound social changes"

(significant is similar to ...) serving as or based on evidence

"evidential signs of a forced entry" "its evidentiary value"

(significant is similar to ...) sufficiently significant to affect the whole world

"earthshaking proposals" "the contest was no world-shaking affair" "the conversation...could hardly be called world-shattering"

(significant is similar to ...) highly significant or important especially bringing about or marking the beginning of a new development or era

"epochal decisions made by Roosevelt and Churchill" "an epoch-making discovery"

(significant is similar to ...) of very great significance

"deciding to drop the atom bomb was a very big decision" "a momentous event"

(means also ...) having a meaning or purpose

"a meaningful explanation" "a meaningful discussion" "a meaningful pause"

(means also ...) of great significance or value

"important people" "the important questions of the day"

(... are attributes of significant) the quality of being significant

"do not underestimate the significance of nuclear power"

Definition 2: too closely correlated to be attributed to chance and therefore indicating a systematic relation - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where significant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the interaction effect is significant at the .01 level
  • no significant difference was found

(significant belongs to category ...) a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters

Definition 3: of considerable importance, size, or worth - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where significant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • won by a substantial margin

Synonyms for significant in the sense of this definition

(significant is similar to ...) large or relatively large in number or amount or extent or degree

"a considerable quantity" "the economy was a considerable issue in the campaign" "went to considerable trouble for us" "spent a considerable amount of time on the problem"

Definition 4: rich in significance or implication - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where significant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a meaning look
  • a significant silence

Synonyms for significant in the sense of this definition

(significant is similar to ...) having a meaning or purpose

"a meaningful explanation" "a meaningful discussion" "a meaningful pause"

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