[ rel-uh-vuhnt ]
/ ˈrɛl ə vənt /
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bearing upon or connected with the matter in hand; pertinent: a relevant remark.
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rel·e·vance, rel·e·van·cy, nounrel·e·vant·ly, adverbnon·rel·e·vant, adjectiveun·rel·e·vant, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for relevant
/ (ˈrɛlɪvənt) /
having direct bearing on the matter in hand; pertinent
linguistics another word for distinctive (def. 2)
Derived forms of relevantrelevance or relevancy, nounrelevantly, adverb
Word Origin for relevant
C16: from Medieval Latin relevans, from Latin relevāre to lighten, from re- + levāre to raise, relieve
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