What does pertinent mean?

Definitions for pertinentˈpɜr tn ənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word pertinent.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pertinent(adj)

    having precise or logical relevance to the matter at hand

    "a list of articles pertinent to the discussion"; "remarks that were to the point"

  2. apposite, apt, pertinent(adj)

    being of striking appropriateness and pertinence

    "the successful copywriter is a master of apposite and evocative verbal images"; "an apt reply"


  1. pertinent(Adjective)

    important with regards to (a subject or matter); relevant

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pertinent(adj)

    belonging or related to the subject or matter in hand; fit or appropriate in any way; adapted to the end proposed; apposite; material; relevant; as, pertinent illustrations or arguments; pertinent evidence

  2. Pertinent(adj)

    regarding; concerning; belonging; pertaining


  1. Pertinent

    Pertinent was an Australian monthly periodical edited by Leon Batt. Contributors included Ian Mudie, Kylie Tennant, William Hart-Smith, the artist Rosaleen Norton and the poet Gavin Greenlees, Dulcie Deamer, Yvonne Webb, George Farwell, Marjorie Quinn, Marien Dreyer, and Robert Crossland Started in 1940 the magazine ceased publication in 1947.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pertinent in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pertinent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sara Hughes:

    The investigation will determine all of the pertinent details related to this incident.

  2. Jacob Bronowski:

    That is the essence of science: ask an impertinent question, and you are on the way to a pertinent answer.

  3. Attorney General Thelma Aldana:

    We have absolute freedom to investigate any lead that we think might be pertinent relating to the president.

  4. Russ Mann:

    It’s amazing how many of them write back and say, ‘I really appreciate your being in touch,’ they now know I'm thinking about them, and I refuse to delegate that. Even if they're not pertinent for my current job, it’s always great to connect and keep the network fresh. People seem to think it's remarkable, but it’s a natural part of my personal workflow.

  5. Jamal Ware:

    The Select Committee on Benghazi today issued subpoenas for all communications of former Secretary of Hillary Clinton related to Libya and to the State Department for other individuals who have information pertinent to the investigation, the committee also has issued preservation letters to Internet firms informing them of their legal obligation to protect all relevant documents.

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