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Purpose vs. Importance

Difference Between Purpose and Importance

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Purpose

The object toward which one strives or for which something exists; an aim or goal
Her purpose in coming here is to talk to you. The purpose of an airliner is to transport people.
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Importance

The quality or condition of being important; significance.
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Purpose

Determination; resolution
He was a man of purpose.
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Importance

Personal status; standing
People of great importance.
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Purpose

To intend or resolve
"the gap between what is said and what is purposed" (Ian Donaldson).
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Importance

(Obsolete) Meaning; import.
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Purpose

The end for which something is done, is made or exists.
What is the purpose of your visit?
My purpose in coming to Egypt was simply to take it en route to the desert.
It has been my purpose to illustrate rather than to explain.
The exceptionally small gate-leg table served the purpose of a tea table admirably.
The purpose of the device is to prevent the breechblock from opening accidentally should the gun be held barrel down.
The purpose of this letter is to set the record straight.
The purpose of this book is to study the interrelationship of government and religion.
The device can be used for both civilian and military purposes.
The purpose of turning off the lights overnight is to save energy.
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Importance

(Obsolete) Importunity.
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Purpose

Function, role.
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Importance

The quality or condition of being important or worthy of note.
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Purpose

(Sense of having a) meaning for existing or doing something.
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Importance

Significance or prominence.
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Purpose

Resolution; determination.
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Importance

Personal status or standing.
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Purpose

(obsolete) The subject of discourse; the point at issue.
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Importance

Something of importance.
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Purpose

(transitive) To have or set as one's purpose or aim; resolve to accomplish; intend; plan.
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Importance

The quality or state of being important; consequence; weight; moment; significance.
Thy own importance know,Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.
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Purpose

(intransitive) To have (an) intention, purpose, or design; to intend; to mean.
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Importance

Subject; matter.
Upon importance of so slight and trivial a nature.
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Purpose

To discourse.
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Importance

Import; meaning; significance.
The wisest beholder could not say if the importance were joy or sorrow.
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Purpose

That which a person sets before himself as an object to be reached or accomplished; the end or aim to which the view is directed in any plan, measure, or exertion; view; aim; design; intention; plan.
He will his firste purpos modify.
As my eternal purpose hath decreed.
The flighty purpose never is o'ertookUnless the deed go with it.
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Importance

Importunity; solicitation.
At our importance hither is he come.
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Purpose

Proposal to another; discourse.
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Importance

The quality of being important and worthy of note;
The importance of a well-balanced diet
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Purpose

Instance; example.
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Importance

A prominent status;
A person of importance
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Purpose

To set forth; to bring forward.
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Purpose

To propose, as an aim, to one's self; to determine upon, as some end or object to be accomplished; to intend; to design; to resolve; - often followed by an infinitive or dependent clause.
Did nothing purpose against the state.
I purpose to write the history of England from the accession of King James the Second down to a time which is within the memory of men still living.
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Purpose

To have a purpose or intention; to discourse.
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Purpose

An anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions;
His intent was to provide a new translation
Good intentions are not enough
It was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs
He made no secret of his designs
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Purpose

What something is used for;
The function of an auger is to bore holes
Ballet is beautiful but what use is it?
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Purpose

The quality of being determined to do or achieve something;
His determination showed in his every movement
He is a man of purpose
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Purpose

Propose or intend;
I aim to arrive at noon
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Purpose

Reach a decision;
He resolved never to drink again
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