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This will result in significant and unexpected sales tax liability. Christianity Today (2000)The timing of the tabloid discovery and the phone call appear to be significant. Times, Sunday Times (2010)To this should be added a significant number of badly aligned lights that cause dazzle. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There were no significant adverse effects attributable to the dosage of the vitamin. The Antioxidant Health Plan (1994)We therefore expect significant investment into this sector. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The age of the mother is a very significant factor in their welfare. Times, Sunday Times (2009)You soon notice significant differences between people. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This summer the government is looking to introduce significant changes to reduce the number of frivolous claims. Times, Sunday Times (2013)By far the most significant factor driving results is the size of the wage bill. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But home advantage did not appear to a significant factor in the number of goals disallowed. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Few unions are wealthy enough that a significant loss of membership is not damaging to their cashflow. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The team say this could have a significant effect on exam performance and wellbeing. The Sun (2010)Others in the region also lost significant amounts. Thorsons Organic Wine Guide (1991)Peer pressure is therefore a very significant factor in the choices your daughter makes. Times, Sunday Times (2013)In any case it is important to assess which factors are most significant. The Dictionary of Modern Herbalism (1985)What looks like only a small difference is highly significant. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Now he has to be looking to make significant gains. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Neither one found evidence of any significant effect. The Sun (2008)Without it a significant number of pupils will again be disadvantaged in an area central to their life opportunities. Times, Sunday Times (2006)One complication is that in a significant number of cases, those advisers are no longer in operation. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'significant'
British English: significant /sɪɡˈnɪfɪkənt/ ADJECTIVE
A significant amount of something is large enough to be important or noticeable.
A small but significant number of 11-year-olds cannot read.
- American English: significant
- Arabic: هامّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: significante
- Chinese: 相当大的
- Croatian: značajan
- Czech: významný
- Danish: vigtig
- Dutch: aanzienlijk
- European Spanish: significativo
- Finnish: merkittävä
- French: significatif
- German: bedeutsam
- Greek: βαρυσήμαντος
- Italian: significativo
- Japanese: 重要な
- Korean: 중요한
- Norwegian: viktig
- Polish: znaczący
- European Portuguese: significante
- Romanian: semnificativ
- Russian: значительный
- Spanish: significativo
- Swedish: betydelsefull
- Thai: ซึ่งสำคัญ
- Turkish: önemli
- Ukrainian: вагомий
- Vietnamese: rất quan trọng
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