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Meaning of PERTINENT

Pronunciation:  'purtnunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  being of striking appropriateness and pertinence; "the successful copywriter is a master of apposite and evocative verbal images"; "an apt reply"
  2. [adj]  having precise or logical relevance to the matter at hand; "a list of articles pertinent to the discussion"; "remarks that were to the point"

PERTINENT is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: apposite, appropriate, apropos, apt, relevant, to the point(p)



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Per"ti*nent\, 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. --
     {Per"ti*nent*ly}, adv. -- {Per"ti*nent*ness}, n.

Thesaurus Terms
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