rel´e|vant|ly


rel´e|vant|ly
rel|e|vant «REHL uh vuhnt», adjective.
1. bearing upon or connected with the matter in hand; to the point: »

relevant questions. The witness' testimony is not relevant to the case.

SYNONYM(S): applicable, appropriate. See syn. under pertinent. (Cf.pertinent)
2. Informal. purposeful; meaningful: »

Pushkin and Chekhov were attacked for their failure to be “relevant” and engagé (Atlantic). Museums should have a more involved or relevant public role (New York Times). The Walinsky campaign is energetic, relevant, and heavily financed (Time).

[< Latin relevāns, -antis relieving, present participle of relevāre; see etym. under relieve (Cf.relieve)]
rel´e|vant|ly, adverb.

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  • rel|e|vant — «REHL uh vuhnt», adjective. 1. bearing upon or connected with the matter in hand; to the point: »relevant questions. The witness testimony is not relevant to the case. SYNONYM(S): applicable, appropriate. See syn. under pertinent. (Cf.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ir|rel´e|vant|ly — ir|rel|e|vant «ih REHL uh vuhnt», adjective. 1. a) not to the point; off the subject: »A question about biology is irrelevant in a music lesson. SYNONYM(S): inapposite, inapplicable. b) not important or meaningful: »A poor relation…is the most… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ir|rel|e|vant — «ih REHL uh vuhnt», adjective. 1. a) not to the point; off the subject: »A question about biology is irrelevant in a music lesson. SYNONYM(S): inapposite, inapplicable. b) not important or meaningful: »A poor relation…is the most irrelevant thing …   Useful english dictionary

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  • relevant — rel·e·vant …   English syllables

  • relevantly — rel·e·vant·ly …   English syllables

  • relevant — rel•e•vant [[t]ˈrɛl ə vənt[/t]] adj. 1) bearing upon the matter at hand; pertinent 2) having practical value or applicability • Etymology: 1550–60; < ML relevant , s. of relevāns, prp. of relevāre to rebuild, L: to raise, lift up. See relieve …   From formal English to slang

  • relevant — rel|e|vant [ reləvənt ] adjective *** important and directly connected to what is being discussed or considered: Once we have all the relevant information, we can make a decision. Ignore that comment. It s not relevant. relevant to: How is that… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English