Pertinency
Pertinence 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. [1913 Webster]

The fitness and pertinency of the apostle's discourse. --Bentley. [1913 Webster]


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  • pertinency — noun Date: 1598 pertinence …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pertinency — See pertinence. * * * …   Universalium

  • pertinency — noun The quality of being pertinent to the matter at hand; relevance …   Wiktionary

  • pertinency — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The fact of being related to the matter at hand: applicability, application, appositeness, bearing, concernment, germaneness, materiality, pertinence, relevance, relevancy. See RELEVANT …   English dictionary for students

  • pertinency — pÉœrtnÉ™nsɪ / pɜːtɪn n. connection, relation; fittingness, appropriateness; relevance …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pertinency — n. See pertinence …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • pertinency — per·ti·nen·cy …   English syllables

  • pertinency — noun relevance by virtue of being applicable to the matter at hand • Syn: ↑applicability, ↑pertinence • Ant: ↑inapplicability (for: ↑applicability) • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • applicability — noun relevance by virtue of being applicable to the matter at hand (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑pertinence, ↑pertinency • Ant: ↑inapplicability • Derivationally related forms: ↑pertinent ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • pertinence — noun relevance by virtue of being applicable to the matter at hand (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑applicability, ↑pertinency • Ant: ↑inapplicability (for: ↑applicability) …   Useful english dictionary

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