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significant figure

[sig′nif·i·kənt ‚fig·yər]
(mathematics)
A prescribed decimal place which determines the amount of rounding off to be done; this is usually based upon the degree of accuracy in measurement. Also known as significant digit.
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Hurst was a significant figure, alongside Ashington-born Charlton, in England's memorable team in 1966 and scored the hattrick that inspired a 4-2 final victory over West Germany.
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He became one of the wealthiest men in Louisville, a local civic leader and a significant figure in national Jewish life.
Because it implies more precision than likely, but adding numbers after the decimal point make it appear to be a more significant figure.
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A sad loss to Birmingham politics and someone who I feel could have become a nationally significant figure as an MP in Birmingham, following in a long line of radical Birmingham MPs from Attwood to John Bright.
Mr Jones said: "Dafydd was a hugely significant figure in Plaid Cymru and we owe him so much.

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