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Definition of the noun importance

What does importance mean as a name of something?

Importance is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: importances

  1. the quality of being important and worthy of note
  2. a prominent status
    • example: a person of importance
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonym of importance: grandness
    • more generic word: standing = social or financial or professional status or reputation
    • more specific words:


Importance is an idea that has existed forever but is being applied very differently in the Internet age. It's a simple cave rules notion relating to one's contribution to a community create some form of their importance in the community. It is the essence of why sites like Wikipedia work.

Phrases with Importance

  1. Of Importance
  2. self-importance

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Importance

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Google previewCognitive Economy (1989)

The Economic Dimension of the Theory of Knowledge by Nicholas Rescher

FOUR Importance and Economic Rationality SYNOPSIS (1) Importance is a key factor in the economics of cognition.

Google previewEpistemetrics (2006)

by Nicholas Rescher

Importance is a comparative conception: one thing is more important than another.

Google previewHearing Before the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives, 59th Congress, 1st Session [February 21-March 20, 1906] in Relation to H.R. 3159, H.R. 13655, H.R. 13856, H.R. 16479 ... (1906)

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary

importance is the fact that beer is the nation's drink, or rather it is the nation's food , for be it understood, especially by those radical temperance people who talk so much and know so little about beer, that nearly, if not quite, one-half of the ...

Google previewSimple Formal Logic (2010)

With Common-Sense Symbolic Techniques by Arnold vander Nat

Clearly, importance is a relation. Things are never just...

We propose that the intended importance is an epistemic importance, for which the goal at issue is the attainment of truth, the acquisition of knowledge. We also propose that the purpose ...

Google previewCoherence in Natural Language (2006)

Data Structures and Applications by Florian Wolf, Edward Gibson

Relative importance refers to how significant the content of a text segment is relative to the content of the text as a whole.

Google previewSoft Computing in Engineering Design and Manufacturing (1998)

by Pravir K. Chawdhry, Rajkumar Roy, Raj K. Pant

Importance is a simple way to give a ranking method additional problem-specific information, in order to direct a GA to converge on...

Consequently, it is clear that importance is an essential tool to help the evolution of acceptable solutions.

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (2016)

by Steven G. Rogelberg

Relative importance analysis is designed to help researchers answer ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana; Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge on an Original Plan Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings Edited by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose (1845)

Mixed sciences, vol. 5

Relative importance of organs—In determining the M particular group to which a plant belongs, it is necessary to compare its characters with those of other species. By the term “ characters," we mean the peculiar appearances presented by ...

Google previewFlip Dictionary (2002)

by Barbara Kipfer

thrust, value, worth import duty: tariff import illegally: smuggle importance: attention, consequence, dimension, emphasis, gravity, influence, magnitude, moment, position, prestige, priority, prominence, lank, relevance, salience, significance, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing (2006)

by Sunggyu Lee

shows how all these different pieces of information are correlated to generate a numerical ranking of functional product requirement importance. Clearly, QFD is at best a "semi" quantitative tool, particularly at the top level.

Google previewAn English-Herero Dictionary (1883)

With an Introduction to the Study of Herero and Bantu in General by F. W. Kolbe

N'omutima IMPORTANCE Imperiousness, n. Haughtiness, o-hama ; oku-yumba ohama; arrogance, oku-ritia ouhona ; fondness of power, okupaha ou-vara. Impertinence, n. E-handu ; ow-handu ; ou-ndiona ; owrangaranga ; otyi-sikarara.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Ukraine (2016)

Volume I: A-F plus Map and Gazetteer by Volodymyr Kubijovyc

During the period of migrations these influences ceased, and for a long time the Dniester lost its importance. When the Dniester Basin was settled by Ukrainian tribes and became part of Kievan Rus', the Dniester became the second ...

Google previewThe SAGE Dictionary of Quantitative Management Research (2011)

by Luiz Moutinho, Graeme D Hutcheson

This introduction is illustrative of the ambiguity surrounding MAUT/MAVT techniques, including the quantification of alternative preference measurement and attribute importance weighting. Belton and Stewart (2001) advocate that easy-to-use ...

Google previewThe Student's Law-dictionary (1740)

Or, Compleat English Law-expositor

Importance is either General or Special: General, is when it is entered in general Terms, without any special clauses,

Special Importance, is where the Defendant desires a further Day to answer, and it is thus set down and entered, viz.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Financial Models (2012)

by Frank J. Fabozzi

Importance. Sampling. The Monte Carlo simulation technique described so far is based on random sampling. In such a sampling process, the probability of any value being generated is proportional to the probability density at that point.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Geomorphology (2004)

by Andrew Goudie

Empirical studies provide only partial support for such nutrient exports, and higblight the importance of geo morphological controls on marsh configuration and processes, operating over a range of scales (Nixon 1980). Geomorphologists have ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Plant Names of the Philippine Islands (1903)

by Elmer Drew Merrill

Ahern, Chief of the Forestry Bureau, the object being to facilitate the work of the various employees of that Bureau in identifying the tree species of economic importance found in the Archipelago. For the interests of the Forestry Bureau the ...

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Small photo of The beauty and importance of the great rivers of Brazil.Small photo of LEIPZIG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 6, 2018: Cityscape of Leipzig, the city of high cultural and economic importance, full of monuments and memorabilia from great Germans as Bach, Goethe and others.Small photo of LEIPZIG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 6, 2018: Cityscape of Leipzig, the city of high cultural and economic importance, full of monuments and memorabilia from great Germans as Bach, Goethe and others.Small photo of LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND-14 JULY 2013: The crest of Liverpool Football Club Logo, They hold banners with the cormorant and a ship. The arms show the importance of the sea to the city of Liverpool England UKSmall photo of The basilica of Saint Denis is of unique importance historically and architecturally as its choir, completed in 1144, shows the first use of all of the elements of Gothic architecture.Small photo of The pagoda is used to hold important religious objects. The importance of BuddhismSmall photo of Man pointing a remote at a giant TV television that saying The BIG Picture in huge text representing importance, good deals, story details, digital overload, technology advancements and more. More...

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Quotes about Importance

For me archaeology is not a source of illustrations for written texts, but an independent source of historical information, with no less value and importance, sometimes more importance, that the written sources. (Michael I. Rostovtzeff)
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The value of this 10-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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