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Meaning of significant

sig•nif•i•cant

Pronunciation: (sig-nif'i-kunt), [key]
— adj.
  1. important; of consequence.
  2. having or expressing a meaning; indicative; suggestive: a significant wink.
  3. of or pertaining to observations that are unlikely to occur by chance and that therefore indicate a systematic cause.
—n.
  1. something significant; a sign.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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