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pertinence

noun per·ti·nence \ˈpər-tə-nən(t)s, ˈpərt-nən(t)s\

Definition of PERTINENCE

:  the quality or state of being pertinent :  relevance

Examples of PERTINENCE

  1. <job applicants should question the pertinence of any questions about their personal lives>

First Known Use of PERTINENCE

1659

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