- 1The quality of being worthy of attention; importance: adolescent education was felt to be a social issue of some significanceMore example sentences
- 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 herMore example sentences
- 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.More example sentences
- 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'.