The first thing we are going to do is determine the etymological origin of the term importance that concerns us. In doing so we find the fact that this word comes from Latin and is the result of the sum of three parts: the prefix in-, which is equivalent to “inward”; the verb carry, which can be translated as "carry"; and finally the suffix -ia, which means "quality".
Importance is the quality of the important . It is a term that allows reference to something or someone relevant, prominent or of much entity . For example: "The team needs to hire several important players if they intend to fight the championship", "The victim suffered a significant wound in the scalp", “The dining room has been blessed with an important donation that will allow it to run smoothly during the next few months”.
When something matters, it does not go unnoticed. Its own existence or concretion has profound consequences in some aspect, capable of modifying reality. A person who crashes into his car and suffers minor injuries, he must not face major problems. On the other hand, if the wounds are important, it is likely that your life will be altered, unless in the short term.
It is interesting that we also have clear that there are certain expressions that we use in a more colloquial language and that use the term we now analyze. This would be the case, for example, of "giving someone importance." It is a verbal phrase that makes it clear that a person has an air of superiority.
We also often use the expression "of the utmost importance." Specifically, we use it with the clear objective of stating that a specific issue is vital and is above many others. An example of the use of that would be the following: "The president of the government had to leave the meeting because he received a very important call."
Nor can we forget about the existence of another verbal phrase that integrates the term we are now analyzing. Specifically we are referring to "being of the importance of someone". With this, what we are trying to make clear is that a certain issue or a person is important or of great interest to someone.
An example of this expression would be the following: “The budget prepared for the company was of the importance of the director”.
The postulation of importance implies a certain hierarchical scale . Suppose there is a contest that distributes prizes of different value. A prize of ten dollars could be placed in the lower scale of the contest, since it is not too relevant. If the same contest offers a prize of one million dollars, it could be said that this reward is the most important and, therefore, the most important.
Keep in mind that the importance can be relative or subjective . The end of the Soccer World Cup It can be a most important event for lovers of this sport , although it will go almost unnoticed for someone who does not like football, beyond the impact of the match.