From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsignificantsig‧nif‧i‧cant /sɪɡˈnɪfɪkənt/ ●●● S2 W1 AWL adjective 1 IMPORTANThaving an important effect or influence, especially on what will happen in the future OPP insignificant His most significant political achievement was the abolition of the death penalty. Please inform us if there are any significant changes in your plans.significant for The result is highly significant for the future of the province.it is significant that It is significant that the writers of the report were all men.► see thesaurus at important2 BIGlarge enough to be noticeable or have noticeable effects OPP insignificant A significant number of drivers fail to keep to speed limits. A significant part of Japan’s wealth is invested in the West. There is a significant difference between the number of home births now and ten years ago. The rise in temperature is not statistically significant.3 MEANINGa significant look, smile etc has a special meaning that is not known to everyone He gave me a significant look.
Examples from the Corpussignificant• But at labs that draw business from artists, the proportion of work involving nudity can be significant.• Perhaps more significant are the events in the remaining and short history of the Rochdale Co-operative Manufacturing Society.• There has been a significant change in the tone of the media's coverage.• The Mason-Dixon poll shows a significant gender gap for Dole.• They exchanged significant glances.• Volunteer tutoring programs can have a significant impact on student achievement.• A significant number of drivers still refuse to wear seat belts.• The most significant of these may be the use of helium-3 in spacecraft propulsion, in a fusion rocket.• She wanted to come across as the only significant person in Jett's life.• These were far more significant than any item projected in the development plans.• Corporate leaders were planning to close it unless they could get significant wage concessions from the workers.highly significant• Group action may however be highly significant.• We see birth as highly significant, but not as an isolated experience.• The growth of the library supplier has been a highly significant development of the past 20 years.• Those who later gave birth to sons averaged 2. 26, a highly significant difference.• The number is highly significant in all esoteric teachings.• The experiments were repeated many times with similar results which were highly significant statistically.statistically significant• For quite a large number of items, the relationship with the answer to this question was statistically significant.• Results in the two groups were compared with unpaired, two-tailed t tests; p 0 05 was statistically significant.• The difference, however, was not statistically significant.• These findings are worrisome, even though these increases were not statistically significant.• This effect was not statistically significant.• No statistically significant difference in performance was discovered between those with and those without recent study experience.• In 66 cases there was a statistically significant effect which could not be explained by any other means.• Hiatal hernia was the only statistically significant predictor of oesophageal mucosal status.Origin significant (1500-1600) Latin present participle of significare; → SIGNIFY