• (adj): Important in effect or meaning.
    Example: "A significant change in tax laws"; "a significant change in the Constitution"; "a significant contribution"; "significant details"; "statistically significant"
    Synonyms: important
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on significant:

Significant Figures
... The significant figures (also known as significant digits, and often shortened to sig figs) of a number are those digits that carry meaning contributing to its precision ... device does not affect the number of significant figures in a measurement made using that device, although it does affect the accuracy ... to the technician has a few glass beads at the bottom has the same number of significant figures as a significantly different measurement of the same physical object made using an unaltered ruler ...
FC Inter - Supporters and Rivalries
... while Milan fans are typically working-class and a significant portion are migrants from Southern Italy ... The traditional ultras group of Inter is Boys San they hold a significant place in the history of the ultras scene in general due to the fact that they are one of the oldest, being founded in 1969 ... main group of Boys San, there are four more significant groups Viking, Irriducibili, Ultras, and Brianza Alcoolica ...
Letterkenny - Economy - Industry
... Eircom, Boston Scientific and Pacificare are significant employers in the region ... There has been a significant decline in the manufacturing base, while employment has grown in the service sector ... Since 2002 there has been a significant expansion in the retail sector ...
Muscadine - Potential Medicinal Uses
... There was no statistically significant increase in brachial flow-mediated vasodilation or a significant change in other biomarkers of inflammation, lipid ... However there was a significant increase in resting brachial artery diameter ...
James Polshek
... James Stewart Polshek (born 1930, Akron, Ohio) is an American architect based in New York City ... He is the founder of Polshek Partnership, the firm at which he was Principal Design Partner for more than four decades ...

More definitions of "significant":

  • (adj): Too closely correlated to be attributed to chance and therefore indicating a systematic relation.
    Example: "The interaction effect is significant at the .01 level"; "no significant difference was found"

Famous quotes containing the word significant:

    If the most significant characteristic of man is the complex of biological needs he shares with all members of his species, then the best lives for the writer to observe are those in which the role of natural necessity is clearest, namely, the lives of the very poor.
    —W.H. (Wystan Hugh)

    ... the loss of belief in future states is politically, though certainly not spiritually, the most significant distinction between our present period and the centuries before. And this loss is definite. For no matter how religious our world may turn again, or how much authentic faith still exists in it, or how deeply our moral values may be rooted in our religious systems, the fear of hell is no longer among the motives which would prevent or stimulate the actions of a majority.
    Hannah Arendt (1906–1975)

    Many people will say to working mothers, in effect, “I don’t think you can have it all.” The phrase for “have it all” is code for “have your cake and eat it too.” What these people really mean is that achievement in the workplace has always come at a price—usually a significant personal price; conversely, women who stayed home with their children were seen as having sacrificed a great deal of their own ambition for their families.
    Anne C. Weisberg (20th century)