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

 im·por·tant /ɪmˈpɔrtṇt, ||tənt, dənt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Im·por·tant a.
 1. Full of, or burdened by, import; charged with great interests; restless; anxious. [Obs.]
 Thou hast strength as much
 As serves to execute a mind very important.   --Chapman.
 2. Carrying or possessing weight or consequence; of valuable content or bearing; significant; weighty.
 Things small as nothing . . .
 He makes important.   --Shak.
 3. Bearing on; forcible; driving. [Obs.]
 He fiercely at him flew,
 And with important outrage him assailed.   --Spenser.
 4. Importunate; pressing; urgent. [Obs.]
 Syn: -- Weighty; momentous; significant; essential; necessary; considerable; influential; serious.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: of great significance or value; "important people"; "the
             important questions of the day" [syn: of import]
             [ant: unimportant]
      2: important in effect or meaning; "a significant change in tax
         laws"; "a significant change in the Constitution"; "a
         significant contribution"; "significant details";
         "statistically significant" [syn: significant] [ant: insignificant]
      3: of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis;
         "a crucial moment in his career"; "a crucial election"; "a
         crucial issue for women" [syn: crucial] [ant: noncrucial]
      4: having authority or ascendancy or influence; "an important
         official"; "the captain's authoritative manner" [syn: authoritative]
      5: having or suggesting a consciousness of high position;
         "recited the decree with an important air"; "took long
         important strides in the direction of his office"