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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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 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

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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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