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Since September 11, 2001, many in this nation and this Congress have a deeper appreciation for the importance of the sacrifices made by our law enforcement officers.
Jerry Costello

Meaning of "importance" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF IMPORTANCE

importance  [ɪmˈpɔːtəns] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF IMPORTANCE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Importance is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES IMPORTANCE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of importance in the English dictionary

The first definition of importance in the dictionary is the state of being important; significance. Other definition of importance is social status; standing; esteem. Importance is also meaning or signification.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH IMPORTANCE


acceptance
əkˈsɛptəns
acutance
əˈkjuːtəns
advertence
ədˈvɜːtəns
assistance
əˈsɪstəns
comportance
kəmˈpɔːtəns
distance
ˈdɪstəns
existence
ɪɡˈzɪstəns
inadvertence
ˌɪnədˈvɜːtəns
instance
ˈɪnstəns
misadvertence
ˌmɪsədˈvɜːtəns
portance
ˈpɔːtəns
resistance
rɪˈzɪstəns
self-importance
ˌsɛlfɪmˈpɔːtəns
sentence
ˈsɛntəns
sortance
ˈsɔːtəns
sportance
ˈspɔːtəns
substance
ˈsʌbstəns
supportance
səˈpɔːtəns
transportance
trænsˈpɔːtəns
unimportance
ˌʌnɪmˈpɔːtəns

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE IMPORTANCE

import levy
import licence
import quota
import surcharge
import tariff
import trade
import-export
import-export trade
importability
importable
importancy
important
importantly
importation
imported
importer
importing
importunacy
importunate
importunately

WORDS THAT END LIKE IMPORTANCE

acquaintance
admittance
advance
amount of substance
antimicrobial resistance
capacitance
circumstance
conductance
Constance
court of first instance
for instance
inductance
inheritance
long-distance
reluctance
remittance
repentance
stance
the distance
the Resistance
walking distance

Synonyms and antonyms of importance in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «IMPORTANCE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «importance» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of importance

Translation of «importance» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF IMPORTANCE

Find out the translation of importance to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of importance from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «importance» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

重要性
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

importancia
570 millions of speakers

English

importance
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

महत्व
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أَهَمِّيَةٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

важность
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

importância
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গুরুত্ব
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

importance
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pentingnya
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Wichtigkeit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

重要性
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

중요성
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Penting
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tầm quan trọng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முக்கியத்துவம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

महत्त्व
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

önem
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

importanza
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

znaczenie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

важливість
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

importanță
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σημασία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

belangrikheid
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vikt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

betydning
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of importance

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «IMPORTANCE»

The term «importance» is very widely used and occupies the 4.578 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of importance
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «IMPORTANCE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «importance» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «importance» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about importance

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10 QUOTES WITH «IMPORTANCE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word importance.
1
Charles Babbage
I am inclined to attach some importance to the new system of manufacturing; and venture to throw it out with the hope of its receiving a full discussion among those who are most interestedin the subject.
2
Robert Benchley
A boy can learn a lot from a dog: obedience, loyalty, and the importance of turning around three times before lying down.
3
Paul Bremer
I think we Americans, of all people, understand the importance of a good, legal, constitutional framework as the basis of political life.
4
Giraldus Cambrensis
From these inconsiderable attempts, some idea may be formed with what success, should Fortune afford an opportunity, I am likely to treat matters of greater importance.
5
Julia Cameron
I believe that I am very lucky to have close friends who are faithful. From my friends, I have learned the importance of perseverance.
6
Maria Cantwell
We'll make our voices heard loud and clear on the importance of cost-based power.
7
Jerry Costello
Since September 11, 2001, many in this nation and this Congress have a deeper appreciation for the importance of the sacrifices made by our law enforcement officers.
8
Dick Costolo
If there's ever an example of the importance of making bold bets and focusing on what you love, it's Twitter.
9
Angela Davis
I think the importance of doing activist work is precisely because it allows you to give back and to consider yourself not as a single individual who may have achieved whatever but to be a part of an ongoing historical movement.
10
Esther Dyson
What I'm thinking about more and more these days is simply the importance of transparency, and Jefferson's saying that he'd rather have a free press without a government than a government without a free press.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «IMPORTANCE»

Discover the use of importance in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to importance and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
A Woman of No Importance
Published and premiered at London's Haymarket Theatre in 1893, Oscar Wilde's play A Woman of No Importance focuses on the attitudes of English high society.
Oscar Wilde, 2008
2
The Importance of Being Earnest
The tale of two gentlemen who adopt fictitious identities in order to woo the objects of their affections is Wilde’s most beloved work, considered to be one of the wittiest plays ever written in English.
Oscar Wilde, 1899
3
Nanotechnology: Importance and Applications
Nanotechnology: Importance & Applications highlights the latest developments and advances in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology and their wide applications in design and development of Material Science and Devices, Energy, Drug ...
M.H. Fulekar, 2010
4
The Importance of Disappointment
Against this, Craib points to the 'negative' strands of psychoanalysis: Freud's insistence on 'normal human misery', Klein's insistence on envy and the death instinct, Lacan's insistence on the fragmented nature of the self and the emphasis ...
Ian Craib, 1994
5
Between Pets and People: The Importance of Animal Companionship
This revised edition of Between Pets and People, with additional data and case studies and expanded references - including a listing of Internet resources - and a foreword by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, analyzes the surprisingly complex ...
Alan M. Beck, Aaron Honori Katcher, 1996
6
The Importance of Learning Styles: Understanding the ...
This text provides a thorough history and a review of available learning style models and research, and serves to emphasise the importance of understanding diversity in applying learning typologies.
Ronald R. Sims, Serbrenia J. Sims, 1995
7
The Importance of Religion: Meaning and Action in Our ...
The Importance of Religion offers rich insights into the myriad ways religion provides meaning to the lives of people and communities in the modern world.
Gavin Flood, 2012
8
The Importance of What We Care About: Philosophical Essays
This volume is a collection of thirteen seminal essays on ethics, free will, and the philosophy of mind.
Harry G. Frankfurt, 1988
9
Freshwater Snails Of Africa And Their Medical Importance
The first half of this book is primarily a systematic survey of the snails, beginning with glossaries, keys for identification to genera and a checklist of species.
David S Brown, 2002
10
Child Play: Its Importance for Human Development
Slade, a pioneer in the field of theater for children, updates earlier work on the theories and practice of play.
Peter Slade, 1995

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «IMPORTANCE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term importance is used in the context of the following news items.
1
The Evolution of Russia's Strategic Importance for the US
1280px-Barack Obama Vladimir Putin at Putins dacha 2009-07-07 After what seems to have been a general trend of relegating Russia to a ... «New Eastern Europe, Jul 15»
2
Agriculture minister reiterates food security importance - News …
AGRICULTURE Minister Derrick Kellier has underscored the importance of food safety, as the Government seeks to reduce the imbalance ... «Jamaica Observer, Jul 15»
3
Sheriff: Graham's backpack found, nothing of importance found …
The Shasta County Sheriff's Office located a backpack Matthew Graham was seen with while at the Burger King on Cascade Boulevard in the ... «KRCRTV.COM, Jul 15»
4
Camp Challenge teaches kids the importance of life skills …
The police department uses the camp to educate city youth on the importance of fire, internet and water safety, among other life skills. The camp ... «Bristol Herald Courier, Jul 15»
5
Review: The Importance of Being Earnest | Blog of New Orleans …
In The Importance of being Earnest, currently running at New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane, all the jokes are served with white ... «bestofneworleans.com, Jul 15»
6
Importance of pre-surgical blood work | Home & Garden | The Sun …
So, your pet has to have surgery. Whether it is an elective or an emergency procedure, you can have peace of mind and increase your pet's ... «SunHerald.com, Jul 15»
7
Ahead of Bihar elections, Nitish Kumar understands growing …
In the caste-entrenched politics of Bihar, it may be hard for many to see the importance of women voters for the upcoming polls. However, Nitish ... «The Indian Express, Jul 15»
8
Top White House Adviser Ben Rhodes Breaks Down the Importance
The Obama administration has spent this week vigorously defending the agreement between Iran and six world powers that will drastically limit ... «Mic, Jul 15»
9
James Milner Stresses Importance of Liverpool's Pre-Season
Liverpool midfielder James Milner has stressed the importance of pre-season ahead of the Reds' second game of their tour. The Anfield club ... «Inside Futbol, Jul 15»
10
Growth management plan of particular importance to District 2 as …
Growth management plan of particular importance to District 2 as area grows. Candidates for county council position sound off on issue. «The Columbian, Jul 15»

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