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

Definition of relevancy

: relevance also : something relevant

Examples of relevancy in a Sentence

this new information has no relevancy to the case
Recent Examples on the Web The business has also struggled to attract consumers and maintain relevancy against celebrity beauty brands like Fenty Beauty and Kylie Cosmetics. Ariana Yaptangco, Glamour, 16 June 2022 Ratings have been in decline leading to doubts about the relevancy of the venerable awards show. Times Staff, Los Angeles Times, 25 Mar. 2022 Tongue piercings may seem like a thing of the '90s and early aughts, but rest assured that the edgy piercing still maintains its relevancy today. Gabi Thorne, Allure, 25 Apr. 2022 Reactions to their antics are part of the massive PR machination central to their relevancy and economic status. Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 Apr. 2022 This blog will primarily focus on the quality of relationships and relevancy to the quality of work and the social environment, from both a workplace and a personal perspective. Cindy Gordon, Forbes, 1 May 2022 Streaming has quickly degraded the value and relevancy of some of Turner’s former crown jewel cable networks such as TNT, TBS and Cartoon Network, which all have sizable footprints in Atlanta. Rodney Ho, ajc, 24 Apr. 2022 Notably among these changes is an upgrade to the search relevancy found on the site. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 15 Apr. 2022 Through generations of rockstars like The Clash, The Who, and Elton John wearing them on stage, the brand has managed to maintain a sense of relevancy and appeal. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 13 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of relevancy

1561, in the meaning defined above

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“Relevancy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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