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sig·nif·i·cance

significance

 
 
pronunciation:
sihg nI f kns
part of speech: noun
definition 1: great value; importance.
This old clock has significance for me because my grandfather made it.July 4, 1776 is a date of great significance for the American people.
synonyms:
consequence, importance
antonyms:
insignificance
similar words:
account, emphasis, gravity, magnitude, meaning, note, point, weight
definition 2: meaning.
The critic missed the significance of the entire play.
synonyms:
intent, sense
similar words:
point