Word of the Day


Pronunciation /sɪɡˈnɪfɪk(ə)nt/
1 Sufficiently great or important to be worthy of attention; noteworthy.
2 Having a particular meaning; indicative of something.
2.1 Suggesting a meaning or message that is not explicitly stated.
3 Statistics
Relating to or having significance.

Late 16th century (in significant (sense 2)): from Latin significant- ‘indicating’, from the verb significare (see signify).


Sam saw that significant feature and bug-squashing progress had occurred, so he decided it was time to install the newest version of his favorite software.

[It may also be properly seen as significant that I did not choose the offered word from Lexico, “runagate”. Runagate is archaic. There are more modern and reasonably popular equivalents, so there’s little reason to try to promote the older, outdated word. There you go.]

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