- The definition of relevant is connected or related to the current situation.
An example of relevant is a candidate's social view points to his bid for presidency.
Origin of relevantMedieval Latin relevans, present participle of relevare, to bear upon ; from Classical Latin to lift up: see relieve
- Having a bearing on or connection with the matter at hand.
- Meaningful or purposeful in current society or culture: thought that the traditional male role of breadwinner was no longer relevant.
Origin of relevantMedieval Latin relevāns, relevant-, from Latin, present participle of relevāre, to relieve, raise up; see relieve.
(comparative more relevant, superlative most relevant)
From Old French relevant (“assisting"), from Latin relevÄns, present active participle of relevÅ (“lift up again, lighten, relieve"), from re- (“again") + levÅ (“lift").