relevance

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noun rel·e·vance \ˈre-lə-vən(t)s\

Definition of relevance

  1. 1a :  relation to the matter at handb :  practical and especially social applicability :  pertinence <giving relevance to college courses>

  2. 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

  1. <I appreciate that you did the dishes tonight, but that has no relevance to my enforcement of the punishment you got earlier this week.>

1787

First Known Use of relevance

1787


RELEVANCE Defined for Kids

relevance

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noun rel·e·vance \ˈre-lə-vəns\

Definition of relevance for Students

  1. :  relation to the matter at hand <Your comments lack relevance.>


Law Dictionary

relevance

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noun rel·e·vance \ˈre-lə-vəns\

Legal Definition of relevance

  1. :  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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