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[ adjective ] having a bearing on or connection with the subject at issue

Examples

"the scientist corresponds with colleagues in order to learn about matters relevant to her own research"

Used in print

(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)

This is simple enough , but several more points of interest may be mentioned as relevant .

(Max F. Millikan and Donald L. M. Blackmer,...)

Thus , although the agenda of external assistance in the economic sphere are cumulative , and many_of the policies suggested for nations in the earlier stages remain relevant , the basic purpose of American economic_policy during the later stages of development should be to assure that movement into a stage of self-sustaining growth is not prevented by lack of foreign_exchange .

(Brand Blanshard, "The Emotive Theory," Robert...)

If anyone asked us , after we made the remark that the suffering was a bad thing , whether we should think it relevant to what we said to learn that the incident had never occurred and no pain had been suffered at_all , we should say that it made all the difference in_the_world , that what we were asserting to be bad was precisely the suffering we thought had occurred back there , that if this had not occurred , there was nothing left to be bad , and that our assertion was in that case mistaken .

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[ adjective ] having crucial relevance

Synonyms

crucial

Examples

"crucial to the case" "relevant testimony"

Related terms

material

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