significantly


significantly
sig|nif|i|cant|ly
W2S3 [sıgˈnıfıkəntli] adv
1.) in an important way or to an important degree
Health problems can be significantly reduced by careful diet.
Methods used by younger teachers differ significantly from those used by older ones.
significantly better/greater/worse etc
Delia's work has been significantly better this year.
2.) [sentence adverb]
used to say that something is very important
The Democrats, significantly, finished well behind the Green Party.
3.) in a way that seems to have a special meaning
George paused, and glanced significantly in my direction.

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