Anything that happens significantly happens in a big way. A significantly happier person has gotten much happier. Moving into a significantly bigger house means you can finally get that indoor pony.

Significant things are important. When you see the word significantly, you know something is a big deal. A significantly higher tax rate would upset many people, because taxes went up a lot. A significantly lower-than-usual snowfall would upset skiers, because no one likes skiing on dry ground. A significantly timed speech happens at a time that is meaningful for some reason, like on a major holiday. This word often means the same as importantly.

Definitions of significantly
  1. adverb
    in a significant manner
    “our budget will be significantly affected by these new cuts”
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    not to a significant degree or amount
  2. adverb
    in an important way or to an important degree
    synonyms: importantly
  3. adverb
    in a statistically significant way
    “the two groups differed significantly
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