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3 definitions found
 for relevant
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Relevant \Rel"e*vant\ (-vant), a. [F. relevant, p. pr. of
     relever to raise again, to relieve. See Relieve.]
     1. Relieving; lending aid or support. [R.] --Pownall.
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     2. Bearing upon, or properly applying to, the case in hand;
        pertinent; applicable.
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              Close and relevant arguments have very little hold
              on the passions.                      --Sydney
                                                    Smith.
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     3. (Scots Law) Sufficient to support the cause.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  relevant
      adj 1: 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" [ant: irrelevant]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  55 Moby Thesaurus words for "relevant":
     a propos, ad rem, adapted, admissible, akin, allied, allowable,
     appertaining, applicable, applying, apposite, appropriate, apropos,
     apt, associated, becoming, befitting, belonging, cognate,
     dovetailing, felicitous, fit, fitted, fitting, geared, germane,
     happy, important, in point, in question, involving, just right,
     likely, material, meshing, on the button, opportune, pat,
     pertaining, pertinent, proper, qualified, related, relative, right,
     seasonable, significant, sortable, suitable, suited, suiting,
     tailored, to the point, to the purpose, weighty
  
  

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