from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having logical precise relevance to the matter at hand. See Synonyms at relevant.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. important with regards to (a subject or matter); relevant
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Belonging or related to the subject or matter in hand; fit or appropriate in any way; adapted to the end proposed; apposite; material; relevant
- adj. Regarding; concerning; belonging; pertaining.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Belonging or related to the subject or matter in hand; to the purpose; adapted to the end proposed; appropriate; apposite; not foreign to the question; being to the point.
- Pertaining or relating; that regards or has reference: with to or unto.
- Synonyms Relevant, fit, proper, applicable, appertaining.
- n. In Scots law, an appurtenant: used, chiefly in the pllural, in charters and dispositions in conjunction with parts: as, lands are disponed with parts and pertinents.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. being of striking appropriateness and pertinence
- adj. having precise or logical relevance to the matter at hand
Halsam's campaign manager has said the candidate will also release what he called pertinent information about his finances, but has not said when.
Together with the genetic counselor, analyze the pedigree to obtain pertinent past medical records from appropriate “affected” members
The first comment, for example, says in pertinent part:
That controversy, like this one, turns on Article I, Section 5, which provides in pertinent part:
More realistic and pertinent is the realisation that what we do right now is determining the way our children and their offspring will live.
In the wake of protests from delinquent taxpayers about the depressing music that telephone callers to the Internal Revenue Service must endure when they are automatically placed on hold for forty-five minutes, the IRS has issued a statement, which reads, in pertinent part: There will be no changes made to our current telephone system configuration.
An abbreviated version of entries made between 1977 and 1981, most of them never before revealed to the public, the book concentrates on themes that remain pertinent: Middle East peace, U.S.
Yes, there will be protests by animal lovers, but perhaps more pertinent is the fact that large birds of prey or carrion are notoriously uncooperative in matters of providing predictable and directable propulsion.
More pertinent is the underlying scientific report.
The final score of Vince Young's Wonderlic test (when the final score that seems most pertinent is 41-38 in the Rose Bowl).