What does relevant mean?

Definitions for relevant
ˈrɛl ə vəntrel·e·vant

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. relevant(Adjective)

    Directly related, connected, or pertinent to a topic.

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

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

  2. relevant(Adjective)

    Not out of date; current.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Relevant(adj)

    relieving; lending aid or support

    Etymology: [F. relevant, p. pr. of relever to raise again, to relieve. See Relieve.]

  2. Relevant(adj)

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

    Etymology: [F. relevant, p. pr. of relever to raise again, to relieve. See Relieve.]

  3. Relevant(adj)

    sufficient to support the cause

    Etymology: [F. relevant, p. pr. of relever to raise again, to relieve. See Relieve.]

Editors Contribution

  1. relevant

    Appropriate and just.

    The information was relevant to the discussion therefore it was allowed to be discussed.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 6, 2020  

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of relevant in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of relevant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of relevant in a Sentence

  1. Paula Barrios:

    (It) is the first time a national court has recognized and established state troops were responsible for subjecting women, the majority indigenous women in this case, to sexual slavery and exploitation and that sexual violence was used as a weapon of war, this ruling sets a very important example and precedent for criminal proceedings and convictions involving sexual violence in conflict that's not only relevant for Guatemala but other countries like Colombia in armed conflict.

  2. Sanaa Lathan:

    It was almost kind of chilling, the synchronicity in what was going on with the police shootings at the time we were doing the show, it was crazy how relevant it was.

  3. Anja Seibert-Fohr:

    We are still missing information about real investigations and the prosecution, therefore we asked (Canada) to urgently address this issue of these murdered and missing indigenous women and we proposed some measures, for example a national inquiry into this phenomenon but also a review of the relevant legislation.

  4. Laquan McDonald:

    I know there's a lot of public interest in this, and for good reason, it's definitely relevant.

  5. Moffett Nathanson analysts:

    It's becoming abundantly clear that Twitter Inc now not only suffers from user fatigue, but advertiser fatigue as well... Twitter Inc should be investing aggressively on marketing, R&D and potentially M&A, in an effort to stay a relevant public company.

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