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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
rel•e•vant /ˈrɛləvənt/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. connected with the matter at hand;
    pertinent:a comment relevant to the topic.
rel•e•vance, rel•e•van•cy, n. [uncountable]Your comments have no relevance.See -lev-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
rel•e•vant  (relə vənt), 
  1. bearing upon or connected with the matter in hand;
    pertinent:a relevant remark.
  • Medieval Latin relevant- (stem of relevāns), special use of Latin, present participle of relevāre to raise, lift up. See relieve, -ant
  • 1550–60
rele•vance, rele•van•cy, n. 
rele•vant•ly, adv. 
applicable, germane, apposite, appropriate, suitable, fitting. See apt.  See irrelevant. 

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relevant /ˈrɛlɪvənt/ adj
  1. having direct bearing on the matter in hand; pertinent
Etymology: 16th Century: from Medieval Latin relevans, from Latin relevāre to lighten, from re- + levāre to raise, relieve

ˈrelevance, ˈrelevancy n ˈrelevantly adv

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