Relevant

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Definition

relevant: appropriate, pertinent, significant, important
adjective
Please only ask questions which are relevant to today's meeting. We only have time for appropriate questions.

irrelevant: inappropriate, insignificant, unrelated
adjective
That's irrelevant to our discussion: we're talking about shampoo not oil.

relevance: pertinence, appropriateness, significance
noun
That's of no relevance. It's just not related to the topic.

Examples

  • "Please find attached a map and other relevant details."
  • "Bob Carter : I don't see how this is relevant, but I was born in Wichita, Kansas on the 13th of November."
  • "Moira : Not quite sure how that's relevant but anyway, next we'll meet the scientist who genetically engineered the world's largest watermelon!"
  • "Fiona : That's correct but irrelevant."
  • "You know, horror is the only genre left that can lay claim to any pretense of artistic relevance in this day and age."
  • "The styles of the 80s may be a thing of the past, but the concept behind power dressing is as relevant as ever."

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