per·​ti·​nen·​cy ˈpər-tə-nən(t)-sē How to pronounce pertinency (audio)

Examples of pertinency in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Patients' digital experience must encompass the same concerns of empathy, sensitivity, perceptivity, pertinency and spontaneity that are typically experienced in human-to-human interactions. Murali Kashaboina, Forbes, 20 Jan. 2022 But the experiences of CAHOOTS and its spinoffs have gained a new instructive pertinency as municipalities nationwide look to divest parts of their public safety apparatus from police departments. Krithika Varagur, The New York Review of Books, 18 Sep. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1598, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pertinency was in 1598

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“Pertinency.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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per·​ti·​nen·​cy ˈpərt-ᵊn-ən-sē How to pronounce pertinency (audio)
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