from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having a bearing on or connection with the matter at hand.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Directly related, connected, or pertinent to a topic.
- adj. Not out of date; current.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Relieving; lending aid or support.
- adj. Bearing upon, or properly applying to, the case in hand; pertinent; applicable.
- adj. Sufficient to support the cause.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To the purpose; pertinent; applicable: as, the testimony is not relevant to the case.
- In law, being in subject-matter germane to the controversy; conducive to the proof or disproof of a fact in issue or a pertinent hypothesis. See irrelevant.
- In Scots law, sufficient legally: as, a relevant plea.
- Synonyms and Apposite, appropriate, suitable, fit.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having a bearing on or connection with the subject at issue
Medieval Latin relevāns, relevant-, from Latin, present participle of relevāre, to relieve, raise up; see relieve.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French relevant ("assisting"), from Latin relevāns, present active participle of relevō ("lift up again, lighten, relieve"), from re- ("again") + levō ("lift"). (Wiktionary)