Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Relevant; pertinent.
  • adverb To the point; relevantly.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To the point or purpose; pertinently to the matter in hand; to the question under consideration; practically, considering the peculiarities of the special case.

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  • adjective Pertinent; relevant.
  • adverb Pertinently; to the purpose.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin : ad, to + rem, accusative of rēs, matter, thing.]

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From Latin ad ("to") rem, accusative of res ("matter")

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  • to the matter; pertinent to the matter at hand, to the point.

    January 3, 2009

  • JM ad rem!

    July 8, 2010