Significance vs Meaning - What's the difference?

significance | meaning |


As nouns the difference between significance and meaning

is that significance is the extent to which something matters; importance while meaning is the symbolic value of something.

As a verb meaning is

(mean).

significance

Noun

(en noun)
  • The extent to which something matters; importance
  • As a juror your opinion is of great significance for the outcome of the trial.
  • *
  • Of more significance in the nature of branch development; in the Jubulaceae, as in the Porellaceae, branches are acroscopic and normally replace a ventral leaf lobe.
  • Meaning.
  • the significance of a gesture

    See also

    * Significance level (statistics). * Statistical significance.

    meaning

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) mening, menyng, equivalent to .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The symbolic value of something.
  • *
  • *:Elbows almost touching they leaned at ease, idly reading the almost obliterated lines engraved there. ¶ ("I never) understood it," she observed, lightly scornful. "What occult meaning has a sun-dial for the spooney? I'm sure I don't want to read riddles in a strange gentleman's optics."
  • The significance of a thing.
  • :
  • (lb) The objects or concept that a word or phrase denotes, or that which a sentence says.
  • (lb) Intention.
  • *(rfdate) (Sir Walter Raleigh):
  • *:It was their meaning to take what they needed by stronghand.
  • Synonyms
    * sense, definition
    Hyponyms
    * proposition
    Derived terms
    * antimeaning * meaning of life * meaningful * meaningless * meaninglessly * meaninglessness

    Etymology 2

    From .

    Verb

    (head)
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    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Having a (specified) intention.
  • Expressing some intention or significance; meaningful.
  • *1839 , (Edgar Allan Poe), ‘William Wilson’:
  • *:I might, to-day, have been a better, and thus a happier man, had I less frequently rejected the counsels embodied in those meaning whispers which I then but too cordially hated and too bitterly despised.
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