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Main Entry: sig·nif·i·cant
Pronunciation: sig-primarystressnif-i-kschwant
Function: adjective
Etymology: from Latin significant-, significans, present participle of significare "to signify, indicate," from signum "mark, sign, image" --related to SIGN
1 : having meaning and especially a hidden or special meaning <gave us a significant wink>
2 : having much importance
3 : probably caused by something other than chance <a statistically significant relationship between vitamin deficiency and disease>
- sig·nif·i·cant·ly adverb

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