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rel|e|vant
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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