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adjective     significant pronunciation in British English
/sɪɡˈnɪfɪkənt/
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  1. 1
    very large or noticeable

    I think we can save a significant amount of time.

    The increase in enrolment this year is significant.

    a significant portion of the population

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  2. 2
    very important

    Davis was one of the most significant musicians of the last century.

    There’s been some significant progress.

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  3. 3
    having a special meaning that only some people understand

    The look he gave her seemed to be significant.

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