relevant

relevant
relevant [rel′ə vənt]
adj.
[ML relevans, prp. of relevare, to bear upon < L, to lift up: see RELIEVE]
bearing upon or relating to the matter in hand; pertinent; to the point
relevance
n.
relevancy
relevantly
adv.
SYN.- RELEVANT implies close logical relationship with, and importance to, the matter under consideration [relevant testimony ]; GERMANE implies such close natural connection as to be highly appropriate or fit [your reminiscences are not truly germane to this discussion ]; PERTINENT implies an immediate and direct bearing on the matter in hand [a pertinent suggestion ]; APPOSITE applies to that which is both relevant and happily suitable or appropriate [an apposite analogy ]; APPLICABLE refers to that which can be brought to bear upon a particular matter or problem [your description is applicable to several people ]; APROPOS is used of that which is opportune as well as relevant [an apropos remark ] -ANT. INAPPROPRIATE, EXTRANEOUS

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