Definition of relevant in English:


Syllabification: rel·e·vant
Pronunciation: /ˈreləvənt


Closely connected or appropriate to the matter at hand: 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?


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



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  • Attempts have been made to minimise sampling bias and to improve validity and relevance.
  • Further, it is difficult to follow the relevance of the first reason to a bail application.
  • Too many factors of varying weight and relevance have to be weighed in the balance.


Pronunciation: /-vənsē/
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  • 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.


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  • 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.

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