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pertinent

[pur-tn-uhnt]
adjective
pertaining or relating directly and significantly to the matter at hand; relevant: pertinent details.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin pertinent- (stem of pertinēns), present participle of pertinēre to pertain; see -ent

pertinence, pertinency, noun
pertinently, adverb
nonpertinence, noun
nonpertinency, noun
nonpertinent, adjective
nonpertinently, adverb
unpertinent, adjective
unpertinently, adverb


appropriate, fitting, fit, suitable, applicable. See apt.


irrelevant.
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pertinent (ˈpɜːtɪnənt)
 
adj
relating to the matter at hand; relevant
 
[C14: from Latin pertinēns, from pertinēre to pertain]
 
'pertinence
 
n
 
'pertinently
 
adv

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pertinent
late 14c., from Anglo-Fr. purtinaunt (1278), from O.Fr. partenant (1246), from L. pertinentem (nom. pertinens) "pertaining," prp. of pertinere "to relate, concern" (see pertain).
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