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From Latin significantia.
significance (plural significances)
- The extent to which something matters; importance
- As a juror your opinion is of great significance for the outcome of the trial.
- 1992, Rudolf M. Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, page 5
- Of more significance in the nature of branch development; in the Jubulaceae, as in the Porellaceae, branches are acroscopic and normally replace a ventral leaf lobe.
- the significance of a gesture
See also 
extent to which something matters