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Meaning of importance

im•por•tance

Pronunciation: (im-pôr'tns), [key]
— n.
  1. the quality or state of being important; consequence; significance.
  2. important position or standing; personal or social consequence.
  3. consequential air or manner: an air of bustling importance.
  4. an important matter.
  5. importunity.
  6. import or meaning.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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