Significance Sig*nif"i*cance, Significancy Sig*nif"i*can*cy, n. [L. significantia.] 1. The quality or state of being significant. [1913 Webster]

2. That which is signified; meaning; import; as, the significance of a nod, of a motion of the hand, or of a word or expression. [1913 Webster]

3. Importance; moment; weight; consequence. [1913 Webster]

With this brain I must work, in order to give significancy and value to the few facts which I possess. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.