- 1Sufficiently great or important to be worthy of attention; noteworthy: a significant increase in salesMore example sentences
notable, noteworthy, worthy of attention, remarkable, outstanding, important, of importance, of consequence, consequential; serious, crucial, weighty, material, appreciable, momentous, of moment, memorable, unforgettable, pronounced, marked, considerable, obvious, conspicuous, striking, glaring, signal, impressive, uncommon, unusual, rare, extraordinary, exceptional, particular, special
- This work was little known about at the time but it has since emerged how significant this work proved to be.
- The next significant study of perfect numbers was made by Nicomachus of Gerasa.
- The nurses want a significant increase in their flat fee for agreeing to be on call.
- 2Having a particular meaning; indicative of something: in times of stress her dreams seemed to her especially significantMore example sentences
- For Fagan, the next few weeks promise to be the most significant of her year.
- Empires from Rome to Carthage fought over this most significant of nautical prizes.
- Most significant of all, we felt, was that so many divers were keen enough to queue up to have their fitness checked.
- 2.1Suggesting a meaning or message that is not explicitly stated: she gave him a significant lookMore example sentences
- Downstairs, Martha gives Margaretha a significant look, upon which she rises and excuses herself to her guests, who leave.
- At all times and in all hours they were in deep consultation and Margarot was observed to say to Campbell, with a significant wink, "keep an eye on the old gentleman", meaning me.
- 3 Statistics Relating to or having significance.More example sentences
- Just as for the acentrics, group and radiation dose were statistically significant predictors.
- We considered a P value of less than 0.05 to be statistical significant in all comparisons.
- All of these physiological parameters showed significant differences statistically.