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EN[sɪɡˈnɪfɪkənt]
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    Definition of significant in English Dictionary

  • NounPLsignificantsSUF-ant
    1. That which has significance; a sign; a token; a symbol.
    2. AdjectiveCOMmore significantSUPmost significant
      1. Signifying something; carrying meaning.
        1. a significant word or sound; a significant look
      2. Having a covert or hidden meaning.
        1. Having a noticeable or major effect; notable.
          1. That was a significant step in the right direction.
          2. The First World War was a significant event.
        2. Reasonably large in number or amount.
          1. (statistics) Having a low probability of occurring by chance (for example, having high correlation and thus likely to be related).
          2. More Examples
            1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
              • There was no significant difference in patient satisfaction with preprocedural preparation between the two tests (p = 0.186).
              • In mid-2007, GPEI thought it had made significant headway; a "third party" had brokered an agreement with the Taliban to let polio vaccinators work unimpeded.
              • The only volumetric study comparing different sustained vowels showed no significant changes in the endolaryngeal and the lower hypopharyngeal region from one vowel to another [7 ].
            2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
              • Indeed, when tested as a linear trend indexing transdiagnostic psychosis liability from controls to BPD to FEP, the association was large and significant.
          • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
            1. Adjectives
              • Nouns
                • Countable nouns
              Related Links:
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              Meaning of significant for the defined word.

              Grammatically, this word "significant" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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