importance importance  /ɪm ˈpɔr təns/


  1. (n) the quality of being important and worthy of note
  2. (n) a prominent status


  1. There's no point in trying to finesse the importance of Harry Potter.
  2. As the health care debate rages about 'death panels,' elderly residents at a New York facility discuss the importance of end of life counseling.
  3. Most other world figures of 1938 faded in importance as the year drew to a close.


  1. US Coast Guard offers boating safety tips

    The Coast Guard offered tips Saturday at its annual open house on the importance of wearing a life jacket and spoke about the dangers of drinking and boating. Kayaking and canoeing enthusiasts were treated to in-water safety demonstrations, while members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary spoke about the importance of property using emergency flares. “We want people to experience doing it before an ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: WMTW Portland

  2. Global glory

    Delivering a message about the importance of honoring the stars and stripes, Col. Dave Church of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 75th Training Command was the featured speaker for the annual Flag Day ceremony on Friday.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Dunn County News

  3. The importance of 'do it yourself' retirement planning

    As retirees continue to struggle on Social Security, experts are emphasizing the importance of earlier planning.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Deseret News


  1. "I am vetoing this bill because I have become convinced that this issue is of such significant societal importance that it deserves to be decided directly by all the people of Hawaii," Lingle said. "The subject of this legislation has touched...
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Linda Lingle Source: CNN

  2. "The concerns for nonviolence, sustainable development, justice and peace, and care for our environment are of vital importance for humanity," Benedict told the crowd.
    on Jul 17, 2008 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: TIME

  3. "I have managed four major pieces of legislation through Congress; served as chair and acting Chair of two major Senate committees, placing me at the center of the two most importance issues of our time - health care and reform of financial...
    on Jan 6, 2010 By: Chris Dodd Source: BusinessWeek

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tangible tangible
/ˈtæn dʒə bəl /