relevant

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From Old French relevant (assisting), from Latin relevāns, present active participle of relevō (lift up again, lighten, relieve), from re- (again) + levō (lift).

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relevant (comparative more relevant, superlative most relevant)

  1. Directly related, connected, or pertinent to a topic.
    His mother provided some relevant background information concerning his medical condition.
  2. Not out of date; current.
    • 1973 December 20, “Hansen says Christmas time for thanks, hope”, The Aberdeen Times:
      The message of Christmas is still relevant as we near the end of a troubled year and the beginning of an uncertain but challenging new year.
    • 2008, Scott Cooper, Fritz Grutzner, Birk Cooper, Tips and Traps for Marketing Your Business[1], McGraw-Hill, ISBN 978-0071494892, page 39:
      Motorola was quickly losing the cell-phone battle to Nokia for a time. When they launched the RAZR phone and combined it with their "Hello Moto" campaign, it made the brand relevant again.

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relevant (comparative relevanter, superlative am relevantesten)

  1. relevant

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relevant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of relevō

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relevant

  1. relevant

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