WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
im•por•tance /ɪmˈpɔrtns/USA pronunciation n. [uncountable]

    the quality or state of being important:the importance of brushing one's teeth every day.
See -port-.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

importance /ɪmˈpɔːtəns/ n
  1. the state of being important; significance
  2. social status; standing; esteem: a man of importance
  3. obsolete meaning or signification
  4. an important matter
  5. importunity

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