Definition of 'importance'
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Parents and schools must emphasise the importance of mutual respect and tolerance and warn of the damage bullying can do. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Both are of national economic importance. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Government action, beginning with an inquiry into football's dirty secret amid further movement on mandatory reporting is of paramount importance. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The report also emphasised the importance of eating whole grains and oily fish. The Sun (2008)Trust and integrity are of paramount importance. Times, Sunday Times (2006)What the law should be doing is upholding and recognising the significance and importance of marriage. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He understands the importance and power of football. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We hear a lot about the importance of building social capital and the role of civil society. Times, Sunday Times (2009)That could mean as a figurehead or influence of overwhelming importance. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Neither was the war news of any great importance. BomberThis is a matter of great economic importance. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There were frequent differences of view over the quality and importance of records considered for issue. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But he also emphasised the importance of character and direction from the top. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Nobody argues against the economic and social importance of continuing adult education. Times, Sunday Times (2010)One of the most importance sources of influence in government is found within the government itself. Sociology (1995) Great importance can be attached to belonging to the group. Working with Teenagers (1994)The economic importance of the illegal trade was not so great as to justify war. The British way in Warfare - 1688-2000 (1990)The steel and car industries are of particular importance. Geography Basic Facts (1983)He emphasises the importance of quality content. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This would probably be less of a problem if being a parent had more importance and status attached to it. Families and Friends - how to help your child form happy relationships. (1989)They are philosophical about the power and importance of technology as they have seen it change many times in their career. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But they emphasise the importance of relinquishing some of what you've been struggling to keep afloat. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But when it is given great significance and symbolic importance far beyond what it really deserves, then the harm occurs. Christianity Today (2000)You will be inhabited by a very particular sense of the meaning and importance of the Union, for it widens your canvas and affirms your move south. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'importance'
British English: importance /ɪmˈpɔːtns/ NOUN
The importance of something is the fact of it being significant, valued, or necessary in a particular situation.
The price is of no importance.
- American English: importance
- Arabic: أَهَمِّيَةٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: importância
- Chinese: 重要性
- Croatian: važnost
- Czech: důležitost
- Danish: vigtighed
- Dutch: belangrijkheid
- European Spanish: importancia
- Finnish: tärkeys
- French: importance
- German: Wichtigkeit
- Greek: σημασία σπουδαιότητα
- Italian: importanza
- Japanese: 重要性
- Korean: 중요성
- Norwegian: betydning
- Polish: znaczenie ważność
- European Portuguese: importância
- Romanian: importanță
- Russian: важность
- Spanish: importancia
- Swedish: vikt
- Thai: ความสำคัญ
- Turkish: önem
- Ukrainian: важливість
- Vietnamese: tầm quan trọng
Definition of importance from the Collins English Dictionary
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