Pronunciation: (im-pôr'tns), [key]
1. the quality or state of being important; consequence; significance.
2. important position or standing; personal or social consequence.
3. consequential air or manner: an air of bustling importance.
4. Obs.an important matter.
6. Obs.import or meaning.
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