1. the quality of being significant

- do not underestimate the significance of nuclear power

Definition categories: attribute, importance

2. a meaning that is not expressly stated but can be inferred

- the significance of his remark became clear only later

Similar word(s): implication, import

Definition categories: thought, meaning, substance

3. the message that is intended or expressed or signified

- the significance of a red traffic light

- the signification of Chinese characters

Similar word(s): import, meaning, signification

Definition categories: communication, content, message, substance

Sentences with significance as a noun:

- As a juror your opinion is of great significance for the outcome of the trial.

- the significance of a gesture