rel·​e·​van·​cy ˈre-lə-vən(t)-sē How to pronounce relevancy (audio)
plural relevancies
: relevance
also : something relevant

Examples of relevancy in a Sentence

this new information has no relevancy to the case
Recent Examples on the Web But any sense of logic, practicality or value doesn’t likely have relevancy to potential sport utility buyers. James Raia, The Mercury News, 31 Mar. 2024 Knowing that churn is inevitable; employees should be constantly assessing their skills and relevancy against the market. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 Plays written in this fashion therefore proceed with true naturalness, from relevancy to relevancy, without sparring about. Andrew Aoyama, The Atlantic, 28 Feb. 2024 Uncovering this level of knowledge from data, including text, video, audio and images is hoped to enhance the ability for AI-first companies to refine and target data searches for better relevancy. Adrian Bridgwater, Forbes, 16 Feb. 2024 Both companies declined to disclose their own data about their chatbot accuracy and relevancy. Geoffrey A. Fowler, Washington Post, 4 Mar. 2024 On many big sites, users no longer see results based on relevancy or reputation, but instead have to parse a cluttered mass of only the websites and retailers that can afford to be there. Kate Lindsay, The Atlantic, 27 Feb. 2024 Companies in these sectors must stay vigilant and ready to adapt their strategies to maintain relevancy and competitiveness. Benjamin Laker, Forbes, 15 Feb. 2024 Those who acknowledge the relevancy of AI will benefit from it, and those who are not willing to adopt and adapt will lose their advantage. Agur Jõgi, Forbes, 16 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1561, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of relevancy was in 1561

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Cite this Entry

“Relevancy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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rel·​e·​van·​cy ˈrel-ə-vən-sē How to pronounce relevancy (audio)
plural relevancies

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

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