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pertinent

[pur-tn-uh nt] /ˈpɜr tn ənt/
adjective
1.
pertaining or relating directly and significantly to the matter at hand; relevant:
pertinent details.
Origin of pertinent
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin pertinent- (stem of pertinēns), present participle of pertinēre to pertain; see -ent
Related forms
pertinence, pertinency, noun
pertinently, adverb
nonpertinence, noun
nonpertinency, noun
nonpertinent, adjective
nonpertinently, adverb
unpertinent, adjective
unpertinently, adverb
Synonyms
appropriate, fitting, fit, suitable, applicable. See apt.
Antonyms
irrelevant.
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pertinent

/ˈpɜːtɪnənt/
adjective
1.
relating to the matter at hand; relevant
Derived Forms
pertinence, noun
pertinently, adverb
Word Origin
C14: from Latin pertinēns, from pertinēre to pertain
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Word Origin and History for pertinent
adj.

late 14c., from Anglo-French purtinaunt (late 13c.), Old French partenant (mid-13c.) and directly from Latin pertinentem (nominative pertinens) "pertaining," present participle of pertinere "to relate, concern" (see pertain). Related: Pertinently.

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