Translation of significant in Spanish:

significant

Pronunciation: /sigˈnɪfɪkənt/

adj

  • 1.1 (important, considerable) importante
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    • 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.
    1.2 (meaningful) [look/smile] expresivo, elocuente; [fact/remark] significativo significant other (spouse) esposo, (m,f), media naranja (f) [colloquial/familiar] (partner) pareja (feminine)
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    • 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.
    1.3 (indicative)to be significant of sth [formal] ser* indicativo de algo
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    • 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.

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