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 Not out of date; current.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”, in The Aberdeen Times[1]:
      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[2], 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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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin relevans, present active participle of relevō ‎(lift up again, lighten, relieve), from re- ‎(again) + levō ‎(lift).

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relevant ‎(comparative relevanter, superlative relevantst)

  1. relevant

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relevant

  1. present participle of relever

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relevant ‎(comparative relevanter, superlative am relevantesten)

  1. relevant

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Latin[edit]

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relevant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of relevō

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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relevant ‎(neuter singular relevant, definite singular and plural relevante)

  1. relevant

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relevant ‎(neuter singular relevant, definite singular and plural relevante)

  1. relevant

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Swedish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

relevant

  1. relevant

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Inflection of relevant
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular relevant mer relevant mest relevant
Neuter singular relevant mer relevant mest relevant
Plural relevanta mer relevanta mest relevanta
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 relevante mer relevante mest relevante
All relevanta mer relevanta mest relevanta
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in an attributive role.

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