importance

  • 1 importance — [ ɛ̃pɔrtɑ̃s ] n. f. • 1361; it. importanza, du lat. importare → 2. importer 1 ♦ Caractère de ce qui est important. ⇒ intérêt. Mesurer l importance d un événement. ⇒ dimension, gravité, portée. « Ces questions de langage me paraissent de haute… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 importance — importance, consequence, moment, weight, significance, import are comparable when they denote the quality or the character or the state of someone or something that impresses others as of great or sometimes eminent worth, value, or influence.… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 Importance — is a notion of ecommerce (and other) systems that use a combination of user contribution and viewer ranking to determine a contributors value. A contributor who writes 1,000 product reviews but has them all ranked negatively by the viewing… …

    Wikipedia

  • 4 importance — Importance, Momentum, Pondus rei. Chose d importance, Res idonea de qua quaeratur, Res momentosa. Chose de si grande importance, Res magni momenti. Tu n as pas encores ouy ce qui est de plus grande importance, Nondum audisti quod est grauissimum …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 5 importance — Importance. subst. f. Consequence, ce qui fait qu une chose est importante. Il est de grande importance de bien commencer une affaire. c est une affaire d importance. l importance de la chose, de l affaire est que, &c. c est une affaire de plus… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 6 importance — [im pôrt′ ns] n. [MFr < OIt importanza] 1. the state or quality of being important; significance; consequence 2. Obs. a) a matter or consequence b) import, or meaning c) importunity SYN. IMPORTANCE, the broades …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 Importance — Im*por tance, n. [F. importance. See {Important}.] 1. The quality or state of being important; consequence; weight; moment; significance. [1913 Webster] Thy own importance know, Nor bound thy narrow views to things below. Pope. [1913 Webster] 2.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 importance — UK US /ɪmˈpɔːtəns/ noun [U] ► the quality of being important: »Some managers acknowledge the importance of balancing work and family, and believe it necessary to design specific policies …

    Financial and business terms

  • 9 importance — (n.) c.1500, from M.Fr. importance or directly from M.L. importantia, from importantem (see IMPORTANT (Cf. important)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 importance — [n1] significance, weight accent, attention, bearing, caliber, concern, concernment, consequence, denotation, distinction, drift*, effect, emphasis, force, gist*, gravity, import, influence, interest, materiality, moment, momentousness,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 importance — I noun concern, concernment, consequence, distinction, eminence, emphasis, essentiality, fame, grandeur, gravity, greatness, import, influence, irreplaceability, magnitude, mark, materiality, materialness, memorability, memorableness, merit,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 12 importance — (in por tan s ) s. f. 1°   État de ce qui importe, de ce qui a un grand intérêt, de ce qui est considérable. •   L importance d ailleurs de ce dernier service [le meurtre de Pompée] Ne permet pas d en craindre [de César] une entière injustice,… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 13 importance — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ cardinal, central, considerable, critical, crucial, enormous, extreme, fundamental, great, high, immense …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 IMPORTANCE — s. f. Ce qui fait qu une chose est d un grand intérêt, est considérable par elle même, ou par les circonstances qui l accompagnent, ou par les suites qu elle peut avoir. L importance d une question, d une affaire. L affaire est d une très grande… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 15 IMPORTANCE — n. f. Ce qui fait qu’une chose est d’un grand intérêt, est considérable par elle même, ou par les circonstances qui l’accompagnent, ou par les suites qu’elle peut avoir. L’importance d’une question, d’une affaire, d’une commande, d’une fourniture …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 16 importance — n. 1) to acquire, assume importance 2) to attach, attribute importance to 3) great, paramount, utmost, vital importance (the matter assumed paramount importance) 4) importance for, to 5) of importance (it was a question of great importance to us) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 17 importance — im|por|tance [ ım pɔrtns ] noun uncount *** the fact of being important, or the degree to which something or someone is important: By 1800, the monarchy had declined in importance. importance of: The company recognizes the importance of training… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 importance */*/*/ — UK [ɪmˈpɔː(r)t(ə)ns] / US [ɪmˈpɔrt(ə)ns] noun [uncountable] the fact of being important, or the degree to which something or someone is important By 1800, the monarchy had declined in importance. importance of: The company recognizes the… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 Importance — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Importance >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 importance importance consequence moment prominence consideration mark materialness GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 import import significance concern …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 importance — im|por|tance W1S2 [ımˈpo:təns US o:r ] n [singular, U] the quality of being important the importance of sth ▪ the importance of regular exercise ▪ The fur trade now exceeded timber in importance . ▪ Hindus attach great importance to food… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English


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