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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Middle French importance, from Medieval Latin importantia.

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importance (countable and uncountable, plural importances)

  1. The quality or condition of being important or worthy of note.
  2. significance or prominence.
  3. personal status or standing.
  4. Something of importance.
    • 1895, Kenneth Graham, The Golden Age, London, page 5:
      It was incessant matter for amazement how these Olympians would talk over our heads - during meals, for instance - of this or the other social or political inanity, under the delusion that these pale phantasms of reality were among the importances of life.

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EtymologyEdit

From Medieval Latin importantia.

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importance f (plural importances)

  1. importance
  2. significance

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