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significance

[sig′nif·i·kəns]
(mathematics)
The arbitrary rank, priority, or order of relative magnitude assigned to a given position in a number.
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Then suddenly he realized the joyful significance of that wail; tears choked him, and leaning his elbows on the window sill be began to cry, sobbing like a child.
(9) The list of names is taken -- with five additions -- from Hesiod, "Theogony" 349 ff.: for their general significance see note on that passage.
Today all the significance of his book rose before him with special distinctness, and whole periods ranged themselves in his mind in illustration of his theories.
With all its sweet and mystical significance, surely the prevailing feeling in the hearts of bride and bridegroom is, or should be, that of happiness,--happiness bubbling and dancing, all sunny ripples from heart to heart.