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relevant

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Pronunciation: /ˈrɛlɪv(ə)nt
 
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Definition of relevant in English:

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
  • One of the aims is to make Shakespeare relevant to a modern day audience.
  • The challenge was to make the classic relevant for today.
  • The original Rollerball is even more relevant for today, and a remake examining the dark side of current x-treme sports/reality tv/passive consumer culture would make for great viewing.

Origin

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

Derivatives

relevance

1
noun
Example sentences
  • 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.

relevancy

2
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

3
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.

Words that rhyme with relevant

irrelevant

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