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Meaning of PERTINENCE

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  relevance by virtue of being applicable to the matter at hand
 

PERTINENCE is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: applicability, pertinency
 
 Antonyms: inapplicability
 
 See Also: germaneness, relevance, relevancy

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Per"ti*nence\, Pertinency \Per"ti*nen*cy\, n. [Cf.
F. pertinence. See {Pertinent}.]
The quality or state of being pertinent; justness of relation
to the subject or matter in hand; fitness; appositeness;
relevancy; suitableness.

      The fitness and pertinency of the apostle's discourse.
                                               --Bentley.

 
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 Related Terms: affective meaning, applicability, application, appositeness, bearing, coloring, concern, concernment, connection, connotation, consequence, denotation, drift, effect, essence, extension, force, germaneness, gist, grammatical meaning, idea, impact, implication, import, intension, interest, lexical meaning, literal meaning, materiality, meaning, overtone, pith, point, practical consequence, purport, range of meaning, real meaning, reference, referent, regard, relatedness, relation, relevance, respect, scope, semantic cluster, semantic field, sense, significance, signification, significatum, signifie, span of meaning, spirit, structural meaning, substance, sum, sum and substance, symbolic meaning, tenor, totality of associations, transferred meaning, unadorned meaning, undertone, value
 

 

 

 

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