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significance División en sílabas: sig·nif·i·cance
Pronunciación: /siɡˈnifikəns/

Definición de significance en inglés:


1The quality of being worthy of attention; importance: adolescent education was felt to be a social issue of some significance
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The significance of the imports is that those books are priced much lower.
  • Mr Suzuki said the coup issue has special significance for the union movement.
  • We now come to the importance and significance of science in human affairs.
2The meaning to be found in words or events: the significance of what was happening was clearer to me than to her
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • What he probably means is that this was the first event of any real significance; only then did his life properly begin.
  • On my block in Laventille, teenagers didn't attach due significance to the event.
  • This event has additional significance this year as it is the second leg of the Rivercare Championship for the Ouse.
3 (also statistical significance) The extent to which a result deviates from that expected to arise simply from random variation or errors in sampling.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • The failure of the results to reach statistical significance in women may simply reflect the fact that fewer procedures are carried out in women.
  • We used the Wald statistic to assess statistical significance of the results.
  • The statistical significance of each estimated coefficient was assessed using the Wald statistic for each.


Late Middle English (denoting unstated meaning): from Old French, or from Latin significantia, from significare 'indicate, portend'.

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