1(important)[+number, event, achievement, part, development]importante;[+effect, amount, improvement, sum of money, victory]considerable;[+contribution, reduction, increase]significativo;considerable;[+difference]significativo;[+change]importante;considerable;[+factor, impact, step]significativo;importante
it is significant that ...es significativo que ...
the decision is seen as a significant step forward
Japan has made significant progress in reducing pollutionJapón ha dado un gran paso adelante en la reducción de la contaminación;significant other(partner)pareja (f)
this is a significant achievementit's a significant event in the life of a childit had a significant effect on me as a childThe vote's outcome could have a significant [effect] on how quickly a settlement is reachedThe sanctions have had a significant [effect] on the Chinese economya significant sum of money has been foundthis Anglo-Saxon burial ground constitutes a significant findhe has made a significant contribution towards the successful completion of this projecta significant number of young people now use drugs on a regular basisthere has been a significant reduction in the number of accidents in the workplacethere must be a significant improvement in safety standardsMost 11-year-olds are not encouraged to develop reading skills; a small but significant [number] are illiterate.He still attracts a significant [number] of votersa significant number of young people now use drugs on a regular basisthere is no significant difference between the two manifestosthere are significant differences between schols in the same catchment areaShe argued that these policies would have no significant [impact] on the economyGenetic engineering could have a significant [impact] on beef and milk productionThere has been a significant increase in the [amount] of heroin being smuggled into the country...foods that offer a significant [amount] of protein.Lack of insulation can result in a significant [amount] of heat being lost...Rice makes a significant [contribution] to theShe has made a significant [contribution] to theIt is in their views on religion that some of the most significant [differences] between the two scholars are apparentThere are significant [differences] between schools in the same catchment areaThere seem to be few significant [differences] between the manifestosIf the army does pull out it will signal a significant victory for the peacemakersit was discovered that the mother's diet during pregnancy was a significant factor in the child's resistance to diseaseTheir presence was to be a significant [factor] in the decisions that were made laterthis is a significant factor behind the emission of global warming gases
2(meaningful)[+look, gesture, tone of voice]significativo;elocuente
he gave her a significant look
could this be significant of a change of heart?¿podría esto suponer un cambio de idea?