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
Recent Examples on the Web With Drummond’s trade to Cleveland and Weaver’s hire, the franchise shifted its focus from chasing the playoffs to embracing a longer path to postseason relevancy. Omari Sankofa Ii, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores: GM Troy Weaver 'owned' the offseason," 27 Dec. 2020 Detroit's most reliable path back to playoff relevancy will be those four players reaching their potential. Omari Sankofa Ii, Detroit Free Press, "How Mason Plumlee could make life easier for Detroit Pistons rookie Killian Hayes," 26 Nov. 2020 Still, the Lakers acquired a player that offers toughness, secondary scoring and a team-first mindset – all at the expense of a Clippers team that has forever struggled for relevancy in a city that remains enamored with the Lakers. Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY, "Reigning NBA Sixth Man of the Year Montrezl Harrell signing two-year deal with Lakers," 21 Nov. 2020 Two teams battling for some sort of relevancy following the midway point in the season. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, "Detroit Lions vs. Carolina Panthers picks, predictions: Who wins Week 11 NFL game?," 17 Nov. 2020 Win, and the Fighting Irish’s campaign to turn the big three into the big four suddenly has new relevancy. Nathan Baird, cleveland, "College Football Playoff predictor: If Notre Dame beats Clemson on Saturday, is the field already locked?," 3 Nov. 2020 On a campus ruled by football, the undersized guard of a program that only flirted with national relevancy was as popular as anyone. Andrew Greif, Los Angeles Times, "Clippers are counting on Tyronn Lue’s ‘Midas touch’ with people," 24 Oct. 2020 Despite finishing 20-46 and moving on from Andre Drummond and Reggie Jackson, the franchise is eyeing a return to playoff relevancy. Omari Sankofa Ii, Detroit Free Press, "How cap space has Detroit Pistons in driver's seat of 2020 NBA free agency," 21 Oct. 2020 The improvements include a better spell-checker and better ranking of the relevancy of not only pages, but also passages of text within a page. Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, "Why do so few businesses see financial gains from using A.I.?," 20 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of relevancy

1561, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of relevancy was in 1561

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11 Jan 2021

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“Relevancy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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

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