significant detail meaning, significant detail definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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1       adj   A significant amount or effect is large enough to be important or affect a situation to a noticeable degree.  
usu ADJ n     (Antonym: insignificant)    A small but significant number of 11-year-olds are illiterate., ...foods that offer a significant amount of protein...     
  significantly      adv   ADV with v, ADV adj/adv/prep  
The number of MPs now supporting him had increased significantly...     
2       adj   A significant fact, event, or thing is one that is important or shows something.  
I think it was significant that he never knew his own father.     
  significantly      adv  
Significantly, the company recently opened a huge store in Atlanta.     

significant other        ( significant others    plural  ) If you refer to your significant other, you are referring to your wife, husband, or the person you are having a relationship with.      n-count  
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social services
When something is 'in the air', it means something exciting or significant is taking place or about to happen. Ex.: Spring is in the air - it's time for change!
booklet, brochure, catalogue, details of bill
secret or previously unknown details of a history or a biography
to get so focused on the details or intricacies of something that you miss the big picture or the main point
His book subject is quite good, but he tends to miss the forest for the trees. (tending to get in too much detail and miss the essence).
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