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per·ti·nent

 (pûr′tn-ənt)
adj.
Clearly related to a matter at hand. See Synonyms at relevant.

[Middle English, from Old French partenant, pertinent, from Latin pertinēns, pertinent-, present participle of pertinēre, to pertain; see pertain.]

per′ti·nence, per′ti·nen·cy n.
per′ti·nent·ly adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pertinence - relevance by virtue of being applicable to the matter at hand
relevance, relevancy - the relation of something to the matter at hand
germaneness - pertinence by virtue of a close relation to the matter at hand
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pertinence

noun
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Translations

pertinence

[ˈpɜːtɪnəns] Npertinencia f
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pertinence

[ˈpɜːrtɪnəns] npertinence f
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pertinence

nRelevanz f(to für); (of information)Sachdienlichkeit f
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pertinence

[ˈpɜːtɪnəns] npertinenza
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"Oh, but you know," she quite adequately answered, "that you might come back, you dear, and that you HAVE!" And after a little, when she had got into bed, I had, for a long time, by almost sitting on her to hold her hand, to prove that I recognized the pertinence of my return.
What a range of meanings and what perpetual pertinence has the story of Prometheus!
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The pertinence of a turn of the monetary screw has also been challenged by political leaders of the eurozone, including Spain and France, which argue that the situation is already waning.
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Choi certainly believes in the pertinence of the Dadaist "joke," or gimmick if you like, suggesting that the era of instant digital imaging--or abstracting--gives it a renewed lease on life, or death, or comedy.
Born in Texas and raised in southern California, she left modelling for a career in broadcast journalism, and is described, with apposite pertinence, by a US authority on the subject as "one of the stand-out sports reporters of today".
The question is no longer whether NGOs should play a role in the education sector, but how NGOs are most likely to fulfill their promise to improve the quality, equity, accountability, and pertinence of education in African countries.
Part Two, "Realism Reconsidered," takes a more historical approach: It focuses on point of view in key Zapata novels from the 1960s and examines their pertinence for debates on the practice of social realism in the twentieth century.
He suggests that Hayward, for reasons unknown, might have prepared more than one version of the biography; that the work might have been completed in two different stages, decades apart; and that its didactic character indicates it was possibly written as an instructional manual, perhaps for Henry, Prince of Wales, though the educational value of Edward's life for Henry, and the pertinence of Edward's reign to early Stuart politics, remain frustratingly unclear.
L a jeunesse socialiste du Parti du progres et du socialisme (PPS) s'est distinguee au Festival mondial des jeunes et des etudiants organise a Sotchi, du 15 au 22 octobre, par le caractere de ses interventions et la pertinence de ses actions.