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Main Entry: imĚporĚtance
Pronunciation: im-primarystresspodotrt-schwan(t)s, -schwan(t)s
Function: noun
: the quality or state of being important
synonyms IMPORTANCE, CONSEQUENCE, SIGNIFICANCE mean a quality or condition of something that makes people believe it to be of great value or influence. IMPORTANCE suggests the making of a value judgment regarding something's superior worth <he said nothing of importance>. CONSEQUENCE suggests that a thing's importance comes from its possible or likely outcome, effects, or results <choosing the right courses will be of great consequence for your college career>. SIGNIFICANCE may apply to some aspect of a thing that makes it important but may not be immediately obvious <at first people did not realize the significance of the invention>.

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