Origin of pertinentMiddle English from Middle French from Classical Latin pertinens, present participle of pertinere: see pertain
The definition of pertinent is something that has a logical connection to the current subject.
An example of pertinent is someone mentioning Martin Luther King Jr. during a civil rights discussion.
Clearly related to a matter at hand. See Synonyms at relevant.
Origin of pertinentMiddle English from Old French partenant, pertinent from Latin pertinēns pertinent- present participle of pertinēre to pertain ; see pertain .
- per′ti·nence per′ti·nen·cy
(comparative more pertinent, superlative most pertinent)
- So give me some pertinent facts.
- The Deans took turns relating the story, careful to include all the pertinent details.
- She has an uncanny way of sticking to pertinent details.
- After he returned my phone, he wrote down all our names and pertinent information.
- He thought about the redhead, but felt too ashamed to mention her, and reasoned it was not pertinent to the situation.