[sig-nif-i-kuh ns] /sɪgˈnɪf ɪ kəns/
the significance of the new treaty.
The familiar place had a new significance for her.
the quality of being significant or having a meaning:
to give significance to dull chores.
consequence or importance
something signified, expressed, or intended
the state or quality of being significant
a measure of the confidence that can be placed in a result, esp a substantive causal hypothesis, as not being merely a matter of chance
(as modifier): a significance level Compare confidence level See also hypothesis testing
self-similarity (sělf’sĭm’ə-lār’ĭ-tē) The property of having a substructure analagous or identical to an overall structure. For example, a part of a line segment is itself a line segment, and thus a line segment exhibits self-similarity. By contrast, no part of a circle is a circle, and thus a circle does not exhibit self-similarity. Fractals such […]
[self-slaw-ter] /ˈsɛlfˈslɔ tər/ noun 1. suicide.
noun 1. one who kills oneself.
noun 1. the state of being solicitous; anxiety or concern. 2. solicitudes, causes of anxiety or care. 3. an attitude expressing excessive attentiveness: to show great solicitude about his wife’s health. noun 1. the state or quality of being solicitous 2. (often pl) something that causes anxiety or concern 3. anxiety or concern