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Meaning of pertinent by Wiktionary Dictionary



    From French, from Latin pertinens, present participle of pertinere ( “to extend, stretch out, belong, relate, pertain, have concern” ), from per ( “through” ) + tenere ( “to hold” ) .


    • ( UK ) IPA: /ˈpəːtɪnənt/


    pertinent ( comparative more pertinent, superlative most pertinent )

    1. important with regards to ( a subject or matter ); relevant

    External links

    • pertinent in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
    • pertinent in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
    • pertinent at OneLook Dictionary Search

Explanation of pertinent by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. being of striking appropriateness and pertinence

    2. having precise or logical relevance to the matter at hand

    3. a list of articles pertinent to the discussion

    Definition of pertinent by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Pertinent a. [L. pertinens, -entis, p. pr. of pertinere: cf. F. pertinent. See Pertain.]
      1. Belonging or related to the subject or matter in hand; fit or appropriate in any way; adapted to the end proposed; apposite; material; relevant; as, “pertinent illustrations or arguments; pertinent evidence.”

      2. Regarding; concerning; belonging; pertaining. [R.] “Pertinent unto faith.” Hooker.

      Syn. -- Apposite; relevant; suitable; appropriate; fit.

      -- Pertinently, adv. -- Pertinentness, n.