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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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