Sig*nif"i*cant (?), a. [L.
significans, -antis, p. pr. of significare. See
Signify.] 1. Fitted or designed to signify
or make known somethingl having a meaning; standing as a sign or
token; expressive or suggestive; as, a significant word or
sound; a significant look.
It was well said of Plotinus, that the stars were
significant, but not efficient. Sir W.
2. Deserving to be considered; important;
momentous; as, a significant event.
Significant figures (Arith.), the
figures which remain to any number, or decimal fraction, after the
ciphers at the right or left are canceled. Thus, the significant
figures of 25,000, or of .0025, are 25.
Sig*nif"i*cant, n. That which has
significance; a sign; a token; a symbol. Wordsworth.
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