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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 im·por·tance /ɪmˈpɔrtṇ(t)s, ||tən(t)s, dən(t)s/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Im·por·tance n.
 1. The quality or state of being important; consequence; weight; moment; significance.
 Thy own importance know,
 Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.   --Pope.
 2. Subject; matter. [Obs.]
    Upon importance of so slight and trivial a nature.   --Shak.
 3. Import; meaning; significance. [Obs.]
    The wisest beholder could not say if the importance were joy or sorrow.   --Shak.
 4. Importunity; solicitation. [Obs.]
    At our importance hither is he come.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the quality of being important and worthy of note; "the
           importance of a well-balanced diet" [ant: unimportance]
      2: a prominent status; "a person of importance" [syn: grandness]