rel·e·van·cy | \ˈre-lə-vən(t)-sē \
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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Chuck Hatfield, the attorney for Watkins, questioned the relevancy of that question. Steve Vockrodt, Joseph Bustos, Jason Hancock And Lindsay Wise, kansascity, "Missouri publisher helped pay Al Watkins, lawyer for ex-husband in Greitens affair," 1 May 2018 He is fully committed to getting Foyt back to relevancy in the sport. Drew Davison, star-telegram, "At 43, Tony Kanaan still feels the need for speed," 4 June 2018 Because interest matters, and relevancy matters, and customers matter. Shawn Windsor, Detroit Free Press, "Pistons trading for Blake Griffin is about business ... and winning," 31 Jan. 2018 An episode randomly visits a methadone clinic as if trying to cling to some kind of social and political relevancy by name-checking the opioid crisis. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, "Review: Amy Adams' 'Sharp Objects' needs to be sharper to make its point," 5 July 2018 If the team can improve on its .495 faceoff percentage, Frostburg State might be able to elbow its way back to relevancy in the Capital Athletic Conference. Edward Lee,, "Review & preview: Frostburg State men’s lacrosse," 19 June 2018 Most people don’t know that Google ranks its search results on relevancy and utility. Ally Marotti,, "Google results aren't always accurate. Encyclopaedia Britannica's new Chrome extension could help.," 8 June 2018 Before Jones can return to relevancy and a perch on college football's big stage, though, the talented cornerback has some work to do. J. Brady Mccollough,, "Former USC cornerback Jack Jones to enroll in junior college," 6 June 2018 Kowitt has sparkling examples of how Whole Foods give Amazon a shot at grocery relevancy and doubles as a real-time laboratory for Amazon’s technology ideas. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "Data Sheet—Whole Foods Gives Amazon a Shot at Grocery Relevancy," 22 May 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 \
plural relevancies

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