Definition of significantly in English:

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Pronunciation: /səɡˈnifəkəntlē/


1In a sufficiently great or important way as to be worthy of attention: energy bills have increased significantly this year [as submodifier]: their situation is significantly different from ours
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  • Walkers have managed to build their market share significantly.
  • Advanced optical coatings are designed for near total reflection over a pre-defined spectral region, offering the potential to significantly improve system throughput.
  • Compared to a constant temperature simulation, the folded state was accessible within a significantly shorter simulation time.
notably, remarkably, outstandingly, importantly, crucially, materially, appreciably;
markedly, considerably, obviously, conspicuously, strikingly, signally
meaningfully, expressively, eloquently, revealingly, suggestively, knowingly
2In a way that has a particular meaning: [as sentence adverb]: significantly, he has refused to give a straight answer to this question
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  • Significantly, Wang does not characterise Guei's naiveté as a product of stupidity or mediocrity.
  • Significantly, perhaps, relatively few are ever described as having wigs.
  • Significantly, Mrs Thatcher was in Paris in November 1990 when she learned the result of the first ballot of the leadership contest with Michael Heseltine.
2.1In a manner that suggests a meaning or message that is not explicitly stated: he paused significantly

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Syllabification: sig·nif·i·cant·ly

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