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relevant (adj.)

"to the purpose, applicable, pertinent to the matter at hand," 1550s, from French relevant "depending upon," originally "helpful," from Medieval Latin relevantem (nominative relevans), from stem of Latin relevare "to lessen, lighten," hence "to help, assist; comfort, console" (see relieve). Not generally used until after 1800.

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Definitions of relevant

relevant (adj.)
having a bearing on or connection with the subject at issue;
the scientist corresponds with colleagues in order to learn about matters relevant to her own research
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