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important adj
1 of great significance or value; "important people"; "the important questions of the day" [syn: of import] [ant: unimportant]
2 important in effect or meaning; "a significant change in tax laws"; "a significant change in the Constitution"; "a significant contribution"; "significant details"; "statistically significant" [syn: significant] [ant: insignificant]
3 of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis; "a crucial moment in his career"; "a crucial election"; "a crucial issue for women" [syn: crucial] [ant: noncrucial]
4 having authority or ascendancy or influence; "an important official"; "the captain's authoritative manner" [syn: authoritative]
5 having or suggesting a consciousness of high position; "recited the decree with an important air"; "took long important strides in the direction of his office"

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English

Pronunciation

  • a UK /ɪmˈpɔː.tənt/|/ɪmˈpɔː.tn̩t/, /Im"pO:t@nt/|2=/Im"pO:tn=t/
  • a US /ɪmˈpɔɹtənt/|/ɪmˈpɔɹtn̩t/, /Im"pOrt@nt/|2=/Im"pOrtn=t/

Adjective

  1. Having relevant and crucial value.
    • 1988, Robert Ferro, Second Son,
      For this was the most important thing, that when a person felt strongly about an issue in life, it mustn’t be ignored by others; for if it was, everything subsequent to it would turn out badly, even though there should seem to be no direct connection.

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having relevant and crucial value

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Adjective

French

Pronunciation

  • /ɛ̃.pɔʁ.tɑ̃/|lang=fr

Adjective

  1. Il est important de brosser les dents.
    It is important to brush your teeth.
  2. significant
    Une partie importante des votes
    A significant part of the votes.

Verb

important

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Romanian

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important

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