significancy
noun Date: circa 1595 significance

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  • Significancy — Significance Sig*nif i*cance, Significancy Sig*nif i*can*cy, n. [L. significantia.] 1. The quality or state of being significant. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is signified; meaning; import; as, the significance of a nod, of a motion of the hand,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • significancy — /sig nif i keuhn see/, n., pl. significancies. significance. [1585 95; < L significantia. See SIGNIFICANCE, ANCY] * * * …   Universalium

  • significancy — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. The quality or state of being important: concern, concernment, consequence, import, importance, moment, significance, weight, weightiness. See IMPORTANT. 2. That which is signified by a word or expression:… …   English dictionary for students

  • significancy — n. See significance …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • significancy — sig·nif·i·can·cy …   English syllables

  • significancy — kənsē, si noun ( es) Etymology: Latin significantia 1. : the quality or state of being significant : expressiveness 2. : significance …   Useful english dictionary

  • import — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. meaning, significance, importance; trend, drift, purport; importation, introduction. See ingress. v. bring in, introduce; imply, indicate. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To bring in] Syn. introduce, ship in,… …   English dictionary for students

  • significance — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. weight, consequence, point; see importance 1 . See Synonym Study at importance . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. 1. importance consequence, weight, consideration, matter, meaning, value, gravity, moment, import, interest.… …   English dictionary for students

  • Significance — Sig*nif i*cance, Significancy Sig*nif i*can*cy, n. [L. significantia.] 1. The quality or state of being significant. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is signified; meaning; import; as, the significance of a nod, of a motion of the hand, or of a word… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • purport — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. meaning, significance, import, sense. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. import, significance, intent; see meaning . v. Syn. indicate, imply, claim to be; see mean 1 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. mean,… …   English dictionary for students

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