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noun [uncountable] American English pronunciation: importance /ɪmˈpɔrt(ə)ns/
  1. the fact of being important, or the degree to which something or someone is important

    By 1800, the monarchy had declined in importance.

    importance of:

    The company recognizes the importance of training its employees.

    importance to:

    The issue has special importance to people in rural areas.

    stress/emphasize the importance of something:

    Research emphasizes the importance of exercise in reducing blood pressure.

    of no/little importance:

    I pretended the incident was of no importance.

    It shows the importance that this administration attaches to education.

    of great/crucial/paramount importance:

    Customer satisfaction is of paramount importance to us.

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