Definition of Pertinence

1. Noun. Relevance by virtue of being applicable to the matter at hand.

Exact synonyms: Applicability, Pertinency
Generic synonyms: Relevance, Relevancy
Specialized synonyms: Germaneness
Derivative terms: Applicable, Pertain, Pertinent, Pertinent, Pertain, Pertinent, Pertinent
Antonyms: Inapplicability



Definition of Pertinence

1. n. The quality or state of being pertinent; justness of relation to the subject or matter in hand; fitness; appositeness; relevancy; suitableness.

Definition of Pertinence

1. Noun. The quality of being pertinent. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pertinence

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pertinence

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perthite
perthites
perthitic
perticular
perticularly
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pertinaciousness
pertinacities
pertinacity
pertinant
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pertineer
pertinence (current term)
pertinences
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pertransient
pertrochanteric fracture
perts
pertsevite
pertuisan

Literary usage of Pertinence

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1. The Works of Rufus Choate: With a Memoir of His Life by Rufus Choate, Samuel Gilman Brown (1862)
"Certainly you cannot produce a particle of contemporaneous testimony in opposition to this, to be compared a moment with it for pertinence and for strength. ..."

2. A Treatise on the Practice of the Court of Chancery: With an Appendix of by John Sidney Smith (1842)
"Commissioners are to judge what is evidence, but not of pertinence of interrogatories, 370. Expenses of executing commission by whom borne, 370. ..."

3. Memoirs of the Life of William Shakespeare: With an Essay Toward the by Richard Grant White (1866)
"... but the pleasing surprise of a certain lack of pertinence, which yet seems pertinent, forms no small ingredient in our enjoyment of wit. ..."

4. The New Composition-rhetoric by Fred Newton Scott, Joseph Villiers Denney (1911)
"Assignments on the Test for pertinence. A. In the following, point out every instance in which the writer (Macaulay) charges that the arguments of his ..."

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