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sig·nif·i·cant

(sig-nif'i-kănt),
In statistics, denoting the reliability of a finding or, conversely, the probability of the finding being the result of chance (generally less than 5%).
[L. significo, to make known, signify, fr. signum, sign, + facio, to make]

significant

/sig·nif·i·cant/ (sig-nif´ĭ-kant) in statistics, probably resulting from something other than chance.

significant

adjective Important, critical.

sig·nif·i·cant

(sig-nif'i-kănt)
In statistics, denoting the reliability of a finding or, conversely, the probability of the finding being the result of chance (generally less than 5%).
[L. significo, to make known, signify, fr. signum, sign, + facio, to make]

significant

said of an experimental result when it is greater than would be expected by chance. The degree of the significance can be expressed as a percentage, given the likely probability of the results occurring.

significant digit
the number of decimal places for which the result is accurate.
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2) Multiplication, division, and trigonometric functions: The result is rounded off to the same number of significant digits as the least precise value.
The lack of significant coefficients of affective and collaborative interactions for predicting course satisfaction may be due to the fact that the motivational support students received and the collaborative activities they were exposed to during the time were too limited to have any significant effects.
Ensure a timely analytical review of the account balances of all low-risk accounts to ensure they provide adequate evidence upon which to base a conclusion that the accounts contain a significant or material misstatement.
What is the number of significant figures in the product of 6.
In general, the practitioner must consider all relevant facts, relate the law to the facts, evaluate the significant federal tax issues, and provide a conclusion.
In addition, the latest plan drops a proposal to limit home building to one house for every 10 acres in the significant ecological areas.
Observations of the differences between pre- and post evaluation mean scores for the social studies test revealed significant gains in the four experimental classes.
She says the airport continues to be a significant part of the community's future, adding that the regional airport is an important point of entry for professionals, including doctors and specialists who are coming into the community.
Among women in all treatment groups, there was no significant difference in pregnancy rates between those who took their pills within 72 hours of unprotected coitus and those who received treatment later.
In control brain, MBP (Figure 1A) was low in the fetus, without significant distinctions between the midbrain + brainstem and the forebrain.
When analyzed by continent, the increase in fluoroquinolone resistance between these two periods was significant among the isolates from Asia alone (45% vs.