Significances



[sig-nif-i-kuh ns] /sɪgˈnɪf ɪ kəns/
noun
1.
importance; consequence:
the significance of the new treaty.
2.
meaning; import:
The familiar place had a new significance for her.
3.
the quality of being significant or having a meaning:
to give significance to dull chores.
significance
/sɪɡˈnɪfɪkəns/
noun
1.
consequence or importance
2.
something signified, expressed, or intended
3.
the state or quality of being significant
4.
(statistics)

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

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