AskDefine | Define relevant

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relevant adj
1 having a bearing on or connection with the subject at issue; "the scientist corresponds with colleagues in order to learn about matters relevant to her own research" [ant: irrelevant]
2 having crucial relevance; "crucial to the case"; "relevant testimony" [syn: crucial]

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English

Etymology

16th Century, from Medieval Latin relevans, from Latin relevare, from re + lentare

Adjective

  1. Directly related, connected, or pertinent to a topic.
    His mother provided some relevant background information concerning his medical condition.

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Translations

Directly related, connected, or pertinent to a topic

German

Adjective

  1. relevant

Swedish

Adjective

relevant

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