relevance

[rel-uh-vuh ns]
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noun
  1. the condition of being relevant, or connected with the matter at hand: Some traditional institutions of the media lack relevance in this digital age.
Often rel·e·van·cy.
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n.

1733; see relevant + -ance. Related: Relevancy (1560s).

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