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1    having or expressing a meaning; indicative  
2    having a covert or implied meaning; suggestive  
3    important, notable, or momentous  
4      (Statistics)   of or relating to a difference between a result derived from a hypothesis and its observed value that is too large to be attributed to chance and that therefore tends to refute the hypothesis  
     (C16: from Latin significare to signify)  
  significantly      adv  

significant figures   ,   (esp. U.S.)   significant digits  
      pl n  
1    the figures of a number that express a magnitude to a specified degree of accuracy, rounding up or down the final figure  
3.14159 to four significant figures is 3.142     
2    the number of such figures  
3.142 has four significant figures         Compare       decimal place       2  
significant other  
      n     (U.S.)  
informal   a spouse or lover  
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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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