relevance

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noun rel·e·vance \ ˈre-lə-vən(t)s \

Definition of relevance

1 a :relation to the matter at hand
b :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

  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.

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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

: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

: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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