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Definitions of significant

  1. important in effect or meaning; " a significant change in tax laws"; " a significant change in the Constitution"; " a significant contribution"; " significant details"; " statistically significant"
  2. rich in significance or implication; " a meaning look"; " pregnant with meaning"
  3. ( statistics) too closely correlated to be attributed to chance and therefore indicating a systematic relation; " the interaction effect is significant at the . 01 level"; " no significant difference was found"
  4. fairly large; " won by a substantial margin"
  5. too closely correlated to be attributed to chance and therefore indicating a systematic relation; " the interaction effect is significant at the . 01 level"; " no significant difference was found"
  6. Fitted or designed to signify or make known somethingl having a meaning; standing as a sign or token; expressive or suggestive; as, a significant word or sound; a significant look.
  7. Deserving to be considered; important; momentous; as, a significant event.
  8. That which has significance; a sign; a token; a symbol.
  9. Full of meaning; expressive; as, a significant look; important; as, a significant event.
  10. Significantly.
  11. Signifying: expressive of something: standing as a sign.
  12. Expressive of something.
  13. Having or expressing a meaning.
  14. Expressive of something; beyond the external sign; bearing a meaning; be tokening something; indicative of some fact of importance.
  15. Expressing something beyond the external mark; forcible to express the intended meaning; standing as a sign of something important.
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Quotes of significant

  1. The most significant indicator that there is no disaster in Iraq is the fact that there is no exodus. – Bashar al-Assad
  2. Substantially fewer films will be produced over the next year or two. And a significant portion of the production costs of the reduced slate will be borne by hedge funds and other investment groups. – Peter Bart
  3. There are some very significant changes in the way the fluids are distributed in our body, the way our heart functions initially, and as well as our bone and muscle. – Laurel Clark
  4. An occupying power has no right to make significant alterations in the character of the occupied society, to change the laws all around, without a strong security reason and so forth. – Juan Cole
  5. What was most significant about the lunar voyage was not that men set foot on the moon but that they set eye on the earth. – Norman Cousins
  6. The two championship years were that significant for me. – Chuck Daly
  7. As you look around the country there are still a significant number of states where their whole school debate is over school funding and we've been focused on the quality debate for most of the '90s. – John Engler
  8. Every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world's phenomena intersect, only once in this way, and never again. – Hermann Hesse
  9. It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important. – Soren Kierkegaard
  10. The legal difference between the sit -ins and the Freedom Riders was significant – Constance Baker Motley
  11. As the President has indicated, my life has been a life of travel- for 60 years constantly moving over the wide world on journeys which first and last have taken me to 83 countries, and, what is more significant to most of them again and again. – John Raleigh Mott
  12. I think the elections have gone well, although there is so much insecurity in Iraq. So far during the counting of ballots, there has not been a significant complaint. We have to wait to see what the outcome of the counting is. – Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
  13. Tax increases appear to have a very large sustained and highly significant negative impact on output. – Christina Romer
  14. Seventy -five percent of women who smoke would like to quit, and yet only two to three percent quit every year... It's significant because we can help women quit smoking. – David Satcher
  15. While all of these are important and significant events, it is the United States' foreign policy that furthers the advancement of freedoms and rights for women that is the most striking for me. – Ginny B. Waite

Usage examples for significant

  1. The marshals paused and looked at each other with dark and significant glances. – NAPOLEON AND BLUCHER by L. Muhlbach
  2. Two significant discoveries, made after Harvey, served, however, to establish the theory of the circulation of the blood on a firm basis and to make it a definite medical doctrine. – Catholic Churchmen in Science by James J. Walsh
  3. The suggestion's a bit significant and I have a notion your nerve's too good. – By Right of Purchase by Harold Bindloss
  4. That caused the scouts to exchange significant looks. – The Boy Scouts with the Motion Picture Players by Robert Shaler
  5. This work is to me extremely significant – The Man Shakespeare by Frank Harris
  6. And it is significant that in our ordinary consciousness it never occurs to us to attribute either the perspective or the time to the reality perceived. – Kant's Theory of Knowledge by Harold Arthur Prichard
  7. How simple, how significant – Modern Painting by George Moore
  8. There was a look on your face- a new look- but I knew it, for I've seen it before in the Significant Room." – A Son of the Hills by Harriet T. Comstock
  9. The Dean also was watching Patches, and again the young foreman and his employer exchanged significant glances as Phil turned and went quickly to Little Billy. – When A Man's A Man by Harold Bell Wright
  10. He looked Frederick straight in the face in a peculiar way with a significant expression in his large round eyes. – Atlantis by Gerhart Hauptmann
  11. Mrs. Moore came in at the door, a significant smile playing between her eyes and lips. – The Desired Woman by Will N. Harben
  12. A significant silence filled the cabin. – The Huntress by Hulbert Footner
  13. His next act was significant – The Last of the Plainsmen by Zane Grey
  14. Perhaps something in the significant face of the girl tempted him; perhaps it was only an impulse of his forgotten youth. – Sally Dows and Other Stories by Bret Harte
  15. She held up significant fingers. – The Lady Doc by Caroline Lockhart
  16. Seeing the opportunity so good, I replied in a firm and significant tone, How? – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete by Duc de Saint-Simon
  17. As he handed Christie a book, he asked with a significant smile: " Have you found him yet?" – Work: A Story of Experience by Louisa May Alcott
  18. Beilski and the Count exchanged significant glances. – The Intriguers by William Le Queux
  19. Even proud Mrs. Arnold asked her forgiveness with many bitter tears, but beyond a few little significant gifts they found it impossible to make the one toward whom their hearts were now so tender take more than the regular compensation that went toward the support of the institution to which she belonged. – Without a Home by E. P. Roe
  20. The significant fact about the values with which dynamics, theory of prosperity, etc. – The Value of Money by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.

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