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

  • adj. Relevant; pertinent.
  • adv. To the point; relevantly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Pertinent; relevant.
  • adv. Pertinently; to the purpose.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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


Latin : ad, to + rem, accusative of rēs, matter, thing.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin ad ("to") rem, accusative of res ("matter") (Wiktionary)


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  • JM ad rem!

    July 8, 2010

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

    January 3, 2009