CET4 TEM4 考 研 TOEFL CET6
1、sign- + -ificance.
- significance (n.)
- c. 1400, "meaning," from Old French significance or directly from Latin significantia "meaning, force, energy," from significans, present participle of significare "to mean, import, signify" (see signify). The earlier word was signifiance (mid-13c.). Meaning "importance" is from 1725. Related: Significancy.
- 1. Western diplomats have played down the significance of the reports.
- 2. Ideas about the social significance of religion have changed over time.
- 3. The social significance of religion has changed over time.
- 4. The authorities attached much significance to his visit.
- 5. The President's visit is loaded with symbolic significance.
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