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important

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Ideas must work through the brains and the arms of good and brave men, or they are no better than dreams.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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English

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /ɪmˈpɔː.tənt/, /ɪmˈpɔː.tn̩t/, SAMPA: /Im"pO:t@nt/, /Im"pO:tn=t/
  • (US) IPA: /ɪmˈpɔɹtənt/, /ɪmˈpɔɹtn̩t/, SAMPA: /Im"pOrt@nt/, /Im"pOrtn=t/
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Adjective

important (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
important

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. Having relevant and crucial value.
    • 1988, Robert Ferro, Second Son,
      For this was the most important thing, that when a person felt strongly about an issue in life, it mustn’t be ignored by others; for if it was, everything subsequent to it would turn out badly, even though there should seem to be no direct connection.

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Catalan

Adjective

important m. and f. (plural importants)

Singular
important m. and f.

Plural
importants m. and f.

  1. important

French

Pronunciation

Adjective

important m. (f. importante, m. plural importants, f. plural importantes)

  1. important
    Il est important de se brosser les dents.
    It is important to brush your teeth.
  2. significant
    Une partie importante des votes
    A significant part of the votes.

Verb

important

  1. present participle of importer; importing

Derived terms


Romanian

Etymology

French important

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [im.por'tant]

Adjective

important 4 nom/acc forms

  1. important

Declension

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