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Definitions for relevant
ˈrɛl ə vəntrel·e·vant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. relevantadjective

    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"


  1. relevantadjective

    Directly related, connected, or pertinent to a topic.

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

  2. relevantadjective

    Not out of date; current.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. RELEVANTadjective

    Relieving. Dict.

    Etymology: French.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Relevantadjective

    relieving; lending aid or support

  2. Relevantadjective

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

  3. Relevantadjective

    sufficient to support the cause

  4. 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

Anagrams for relevant »

  1. levanter

  2. revelant

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  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. Judith Prochaska:

    In areas of the( country) where the smoking prevalence is higher and/or smoking is less restricted in the workforce, the differences may not be as striking, across the U.S., however, the trend has been toward declining smoking rates and greater adoption of workplace smoke-free laws, so these findings are likely to be more widely relevant over time.

  2. Matt Tyrnauer:

    I'd like to say that we are Nostradamus filmmakers and we saw that coming, but none of us did, life threw a curveball, and I think though I view the election outcome as a tragedy, I think the movie becomes more relevant than ever.

  3. Charles Schumer:

    I've already instructed the incoming Democratic chairs of all relevant committees to begin holding hearings on the climate crisis in preparation for enacting President Biden's 'Build Back Better' agenda.

  4. George Cardona:

    A number of individuals and entities have brought to the State Bar's attention press reports, court filings, and other public documents detailing Mr. Eastman's conduct, we want to thank those who took the time to bring to our attention this information, which serves as the starting point for our investigation. We will be proceeding with a single State Bar investigation in which we will continue to gather and analyze relevant evidence and go wherever it leads us.

  5. Jason Cooper:

    We use it to put our ATCs in nasty situations, but it has to be relevant, you can't just come in here and set everything on fire just for the hell of it.

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    • A. sesquipedalian
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