Definition of relevant in English:

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relevant

Pronunciation: /ˈreləvənt/

adjective

1Closely connected or appropriate to what is being done or considered: what small companies need is relevant advice the candidate’s experience is relevant to the job
More example sentences
  • If there is a failure to disclose all the relevant matters, amendment will be refused.
  • That is a relevant matter in considering whether or not the children had settled.
  • Did the Minister leave relevant matter out of account in deciding to make the Order?
Synonyms
1.1Appropriate to the current time, period, or circumstances; of contemporary interest: critics may find themselves unable to stay relevant in a changing world her films are relevant for feminists today
More example sentences
  • We have to continue to ensure our conference stays relevant to today's teaching issues.
  • This reliance on contemporary artists is an important part of Tate Britain's strategy for staying relevant.
  • I just like to make records that I believe are conscious or socially relevant.

Derivatives

relevancy

Pronunciation: /-vənsē/
noun
Example sentences
  • Freshness, speed and relevancy are all important factors that consumers and businesses use when making a search engine decision, he said
  • At the same time, however, it's important to explore its relevancy in the modern investing environment.
  • Since keywords are important in determining the relevancy of a page, it is essential that they are used throughout a page.

relevantly

adverb
Example sentences
  • The statutory expression is used relevantly three times.
  • More relevantly, he is also economically flawed.
  • And, more relevantly, players will need shuttle buses to get them from the greens to the next tees.

Origin

Early 16th century (as a Scots legal term meaning 'legally pertinent'): from medieval Latin relevant- 'raising up', from Latin relevare.

Words that rhyme with relevant

irrelevant

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Syllabification: rel·e·vant

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