Definition of relevance
1a : relation to the matter at handb : practical and especially social applicability : pertinence giving relevance to college courses
2 : the ability (as of an information retrieval system) to retrieve material that satisfies the needs of the user
Examples of relevance in a sentence
I appreciate that you did the dishes tonight, but that has no relevance to my enforcement of the punishment you got earlier this week.
First Known Use of relevance
RELEVANCE Defined for Kids
Definition of relevance for Students
: relation to the matter at hand Your comments lack relevance.
Legal Definition of relevance
: the quality or state of being relevant : relation to the matter at hand ruled on the relevance of the testimony relevance in discovery has been broadly interpreted
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