Definition of significantly in English:

significantly

adverb

  • 1In a sufficiently great or important way as to be worthy of attention.

    ‘energy bills have increased significantly this year’
    [as submodifier] ‘their situation is significantly different from ours’
    • ‘Walkers have managed to build their market share significantly.’
    • ‘Private users are switching to take advantage of significantly higher transfer rates.’
    • ‘Compared to a constant temperature simulation, the folded state was accessible within a significantly shorter simulation time.’
    • ‘Stained or dirty beans are subject to being downgraded to feed quality, significantly reducing the value of the crop.’
    • ‘Peregrine falcons are heavy, compact birds with the female being significantly larger than the male.’
    • ‘Conversely, drug court participants are significantly more likely than diversion participants to be arrested during the follow-up period.’
    • ‘The Academy has changed significantly in the past 40 years.’
    • ‘Ohnishi's results were radically different, with a significantly larger estimated value of 0.49.’
    • ‘Thirteen of 42 patients had to be admitted; the hospitalization rate did not differ significantly between the two groups.’
    • ‘However, they did not change significantly from pre - to postexposure under either placebo or vitamin conditions.’
    • ‘Enemy casualties, I think, are significantly higher than I expected.’
    • ‘The self-evaluation intervention did result in significantly increased rates of teacher praise from the pretreatment to treatment phase.’
    • ‘Instead, we argue for the neutrality of nature, which is significantly different.’
    • ‘Whenever the first hint of winter's chill is in the air, the hazards of carbon monoxide exposure increase significantly.’
    • ‘The mammographic findings are not significantly different from the overall group.’
    • ‘The inclusion of a permanent, central building increased costs significantly.’
    • ‘Apart from the failure of the rover's front-wheel steering, which had not significantly impaired the planned activity, everything had gone well.’
    • ‘Advanced optical coatings are designed for near total reflection over a pre-defined spectral region, offering the potential to significantly improve system throughput.’
    • ‘Scores in all measures improved significantly with sildenafil therapy.’
    • ‘At the same time, the visceral fat calculated from the CT image passing the umbilical region was also significantly reduced.’
    meaningfully, expressively, eloquently, informatively, revealingly, indicatively, suggestively
    notably, remarkably, outstandingly, importantly, seriously, crucially, materially, appreciably
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  • 2In a way that has a particular meaning.

    [as sentence adverb] ‘significantly, he has refused to give a straight answer to this question’
    • ‘Significantly, perhaps, relatively few are ever described as having wigs.’
    • ‘Significantly, Mike Keegan was President of Wests during this innovative time and Brian Cairns, the negotiator.’
    • ‘Significantly, a mutation in HIM - 3, a protein component of the C. elegans meiotic axial element, disrupts interference.’
    • ‘Significantly, as a group, the crystals ' are embraced by the liquid silicone '.’
    • ‘Significantly, the bill calls for a requirement that US assistance to Tibet, including that funneled through "projects supported by international financial institutions," demonstrate benefits to Tibetans themselves.’
    • ‘Significantly, Mrs Thatcher was in Paris in November 1990 when she learned the result of the first ballot of the leadership contest with Michael Heseltine.’
    • ‘Significantly, the US military claimed it never fired a shot, making the incident a text-book example of the way security is meant to work in the newly sovereign Iraq.’
    • ‘Significantly, Wang does not characterise Guei's naiveté as a product of stupidity or mediocrity.’
    • ‘Significantly, I think, Harris's analysis would likely find literary precedent in Contending Forces.’
    1. 2.1 In a manner that suggests a meaning or message that is not explicitly stated.
      ‘he paused significantly’

Pronunciation:

significantly

/səɡˈnifəkəntlē/