pertinence

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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 in a Sentence

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

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