- bearing upon or connected with the matter in hand; pertinent: a relevant remark.
Origin of relevant
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Examples from the Web for relevantly
And, relevantly, two winning campaigns for California initiatives.Putting Words in Gore Vidal’s Mouth—a Copywriter Recalls the 1982 Senate Campaign
August 6, 2012
- having direct bearing on the matter in hand; pertinent
- linguistics another word for distinctive (def. 2)
Word Origin and History for relevantly
"pertinent to the matter at hand," 1550s, from Middle French relevant "depending upon," originally "helpful," from Medieval Latin relevantem (nominative relevans), from stem of Latin relevare "to lessen, lighten" (see relieve). Not generally used until after 1800.