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Meaning of pertinent by Wiktionary Dictionary

pertinent


    Etymology

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

    Pronunciation

    • ( UK ) IPA: /ˈpəːtɪnənt/

    Adjective

    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

pertinent


    Adjective
    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

    pertinent


    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.