importance

Importance is the state of being greatly significant. If you're invited to your cousin's wedding and your friend's circus-themed birthday party on the same day, you'll have to decide which event has more importance to you.

Something or someone that is particularly notable can also be referred to with the noun importance. The historic and symbolic importance of the "Declaration of Independence" means that most kids learn about it in history class. In your history class, you'll also learn about the people who had positions of importance in drafting the "Declaration," like John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.

Definitions of importance
  1. noun
    the quality of being important and worthy of note
    “the importance of a well-balanced diet”
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    unimportance
    the quality of not being important or worthy of note
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    big deal
    anything of great importance or consequence
    magnitude
    relative importance
    account
    importance or value
    momentousness
    utmost importance
    prominence
    relative importance
    greatness, illustriousness
    the property possessed by something or someone of outstanding importance or eminence
    significance
    the quality of being significant
    essentiality, essentialness
    basic importance
    urgency
    pressing importance requiring speedy action
    weight, weightiness
    the relative importance granted to something
    extensiveness, largeness
    large or extensive in breadth or importance or comprehensiveness
    historicalness
    significance owing to its history
    meaningfulness
    the quality of having great value or significance
    consequence, import, moment
    having important effects or influence
    vitalness
    the quality of being essential to maintain life
    indispensability, indispensableness, vitalness
    the quality possessed by something that you cannot possibly do without
    edge, sharpness
    the attribute of urgency in tone of voice
    imperativeness, instancy
    the quality of being insistent
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    value
    the quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable
  2. noun
    a prominent status
    “a person of importance
    synonyms: grandness
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    accent, emphasis
    special importance or significance
    primacy
    the state of being first in importance
    focus, stress
    special emphasis attached to something
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    standing
    social or financial or professional status or reputation
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