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pertinent

per·ti·nent

pertinent

 
 
pronunciation:
puhr t nnt
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition: of, concerning, or connected to a subject; relevant.
We may have to address that issue at some point, but it's not pertinent to today's discussion.The students were intrigued by the topic and asked several pertinent questions.
synonyms:
apposite, germane, material, relevant
antonyms:
extraneous, immaterial, impertinent
similar words:
applicable, appropriate, apropos, apt, related, to the point
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derivations: pertinently (adv.), pertinence (n.), pertinency (n.)
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