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pertinent

[ pur-tn-uhnt ]
/ ˈpɜr tn ənt /
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adjective
pertaining or relating directly and significantly to the matter at hand; relevant: pertinent details.
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Origin of pertinent

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English, from Latin pertinent- (stem of pertinēns ), present participle of pertinēre “to be applicable, pertain”; see pertain, -ent

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See apt.

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British Dictionary definitions for pertinent

pertinent
/ (ˈpɜːtɪnənt) /

adjective
relating to the matter at hand; relevant

Derived forms of pertinent

pertinence, nounpertinently, adverb

Word Origin for pertinent

C14: from Latin pertinēns, from pertinēre to pertain
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