Relevant Meaning | Best 6 Definitions of Relevant

Relevant meaning

rĕlə-vənt

His mother provided some relevant background information concerning his medical condition.

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The definition of relevant is connected or related to the current situation.

An example of relevant is a candidate's social view points to his bid for presidency.

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Meaningful or purposeful in current society or culture.

Thought that the traditional male role of breadwinner was no longer relevant.

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Not out of date; current.
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Having a bearing on or connection with the matter at hand.
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Bearing upon or relating to the matter in hand; pertinent; to the point.
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Origin of relevant

  • Medieval Latin relevāns relevant- from Latin present participle of relevāre to relieve, raise up relieve

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French relevant (“assisting"), from Latin relevāns, present active participle of relevō (“lift up again, lighten, relieve"), from re- (“again") + levō (“lift").

    From Wiktionary