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unsignificant


adjective

  1. important; of consequence.
  2. having or expressing a meaning; indicative; suggestive: a significant wink.
  3. Statistics. of or relating to observations that are unlikely to occur by chance and that therefore indicate a systematic cause.

noun

  1. something significant; a sign.

adjective

  1. having or expressing a meaning; indicative
  2. having a covert or implied meaning; suggestive
  3. important, notable, or momentous
  4. statistics of or relating to a difference between a result derived from a hypothesis and its observed value that is too large to be attributed to chance and that therefore tends to refute the hypothesis

adj.1570s, “having a meaning,” from Latin significantem (nominative significans, present participle of significare “make known, indicate” (see signify). Earlier in the same sense was significative (c.1400). Often “having a special or secret meaning,” hence “important” (1761). Related: Significantly. Significant figure is from 1680s. Significant other (n.) attested by 1961, in psychology, “the most influential other person in the patient’s world.”

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