[ noun ] the relation of something to the matter at hand
Used in print(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)
The artistic interest , then , lies_in what the encounter may be made to represent , in the power of some central significance to draw the details into relevance and meaningfulness .(Joyce O. Hertzler, American Social Institutions;...)
There is a marked tendency for religions , once firmly established , to resist change , not_only in their own doctrines and policies and practices , but also in secular affairs having religious relevance .