1. [ noun ] the quality of being significant

"do not underestimate the significance of nuclear power"

Related terms: insignificance importance consequence meaningfulness historicalness significant insignificant
2. [ noun ] a meaning that is not expressly stated but can be inferred
Synonyms: implication import

"the significance of his remark became clear only later" "the expectation was spread both by word and by implication"

Related terms: meaning imply
3. [ noun ] the message that is intended or expressed or signified
Synonyms: meaning import signification

"what is the meaning of this sentence" "the significance of a red traffic light" "the signification of Chinese characters" "the import of his announcement was ambiguous"

Related terms: message sense point effect moral intent sense nuance overtone symbolization lexical_meaning grammatical_meaning referent mean mean spell
Similar spelling:   significant