Definition of pertinent adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpɜːtɪnənt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɜːrtnənt//
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appropriate to a particular situation synonym relevant a pertinent question/fact pertinent to something Please keep your comments pertinent to the topic under discussion. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin pertinent- ‘having reference to’, from the verb pertinere ‘extend to, have reference to’, from per- ‘through’ + tenere ‘to hold’.Extra examples These examples are directly pertinent to the question asked. His second question was particularly pertinent. I reminded him of a few pertinent facts.
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