Definitions for relevantˈrɛl ə vənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

rel•e•vant*ˈrɛl ə vənt(adj.)

  1. bearing upon the matter at hand; pertinent.

  2. having practical value or applicability.

* Syn: See apt.Pron: See irrelevant.

Origin of relevant:

1550–60; < ML relevant-, s. of relevāns, prp. of relevāre to rebuild, L: to raise, lift up. See relieve , -ant


Princeton's WordNet

  1. relevant(adj)

    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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. relevant(adjective)ˈrɛl ə vənt

    ≠ irrelevant

    She was talking about things that just aren't relevant to most teenagers.; a relevant discussion


  1. relevant(Adjective)

    Directly related, connected, or pertinent to a topic.

    His mother provided some relevant background information concerning his medical condition.

  2. relevant(Adjective)

    Not out of date; current.

  3. Origin: From relevant, from relevans, present active participle of relevo, from re- + levo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Relevant(adj)

    relieving; lending aid or support

  2. Relevant(adj)

    bearing upon, or properly applying to, the case in hand; pertinent; applicable

  3. Relevant(adj)

    sufficient to support the cause

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'relevant' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1286

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'relevant' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1976

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'relevant' in Adjectives Frequency: #153

Anagrams of relevant

  1. levanter

Translations for relevant

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


connected with or saying something important about what is being spoken about or discussed

I don't think his remarks are relevant (to our discussion); Any relevant information should be given to the police.

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