Definition of relevance noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈreləvəns//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈreləvəns//
    [uncountable] relevance (of something) (to something)
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  1. 1a close connection with the subject you are discussing or the situation you are thinking about I don't see the relevance of your question. What he said has no direct relevance to the matter in hand. opposite irrelevance (1)
  2. 2the fact of being valuable and useful to people in their lives and work a classic play of contemporary relevance