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.
Recent Examples of relevance from the Web
The reason these buzzwords and quoted tidbits matter is their relevance to a question that has vexed investigators: whether there was a concerted effort by the Trump campaign to work hand-in-hand with Russia to tip the scales of the election.
Through the combination of the Hulu adaptation and its relevance in our political climate, Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale has become a bestseller again, some two decades after its debut.
Unveiling a breakfast biscuit with jelly and sausage would seem to be, if nothing else, a bet on the chain’s continued relevance in the 10 states where the chain operates.
Let the Derrick Rose experiment die Jackson’s trade for Derrick Rose last summer was a desperate stab at relevance.
Eric Topol, director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute and one of the leading voices on digital medicine, is doubtful of the medical relevance of WHOOP.
Lip syncs aside, though, the outcome for Season 9 fits exceedingly well into the narrative RuPaul has always spun about drag’s social relevance.
By the 1970s, though, the group had begun to split apart and had lost much of its relevance, leading Rosenstock to believe the Nazi memorial dates back to that time.
Jackson brings athleticism, energy and a strong defensive ability to a Suns team already loaded with youthful talent as the franchise continues the long climb to relevance.
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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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