Definitions

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  • n. The quality of being pertinent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being pertinent; justness of relation to the subject or matter in hand; fitness; appositeness; relevancy; suitableness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character of being pertinent or to the point; strict relevancy or suitableness; appositeness.
  • n. Relevant or apposite utterance.
  • n. Synonyms Relevancy, appropriateness, applicability propriety.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. relevance by virtue of being applicable to the matter at hand

Etymologies

From pertinent + -ence (Wiktionary)

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