from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The quality of being pertinent.

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

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


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From pertinent + -ence


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