rel·​e·​van·​cy | \ ˈre-lə-vən(t)-sē How to pronounce relevancy (audio) \
plural relevancies

Definition of relevancy

: relevance also : something relevant

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Examples of relevancy in a Sentence

this new information has no relevancy to the case

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Pre-Chris Beard Texas Tech occasionally popped up on the relevancy radar before falling back to the middle of the pack. John Marshall, The Seattle Times, "Virginia, Texas Tech give Final Four certain new look," 31 Mar. 2019 But Michigan’s offensive line is still the biggest hurdle standing between this offense and relevancy. Nick Baumgardner, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan football: It's spring practice, time to fix this offense," 22 Mar. 2018 This was the type of directive he was given when he was hired: to increase the relevancy of Calvin Klein in the fashion world, which meant focusing efforts on his runway collection. Chavie Lieber, Vox, "The Calvin Klein brand hired big-name fashion designer Raf Simons to build relevancy. Now he’s out.," 27 Dec. 2018 Cynthia Nixon presented the award, touching on the relevancy of the period film. Lauren Sanchez, Vogue, "The Stars Aligned for Last Night’s Independent Filmmaker Project’s 28th Annual Gotham Awards," 27 Nov. 2018 These things all create this relevancy where vegetables have never been celebrated in that way. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Why Sweetgreen thinks like a tech company," 17 Dec. 2018 The store shows what the struggling supermarket chain is doing to regain relevancy and emerge from more than a decade of financial woes. Kyle Arnold,, "Winn-Dixie chief: New grocery banners like Fresco y Mas plan to save bankrupt chain," 16 Apr. 2018 The flow of migrants into Europe is subsiding, reducing the issue's political relevancy in transit countries like Hungary. Drew Hinshaw, WSJ, "Hungary Election to Test Political Sway of Immigration Issue," 2 Apr. 2018 With the Bengals clinging to a 10-6 advantage early in the fourth quarter, a 68-yard punt return for a touchdown set off a celebration that would re-establish Bengals relevancy in the NFL after a decade-long disappearing act. Paul Dehner Jr.,, "The No. 3 Cincinnati Bengals play of the last 30 years: Peter Warrick's return upends KC," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of relevancy

1561, in the meaning defined above

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rel·​e·​van·​cy | \ ˈre-lə-vən-sē How to pronounce relevancy (audio) \
plural relevancies

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