Pertinent meaning

pûr'tn-ənt
Important with regard to (a subject or matter); relevant.
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Clearly related to a matter at hand.
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Having some connection with the matter at hand; relevant; to the point.
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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.

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Origin of pertinent

  • Middle English from Old French partenant, pertinent from Latin pertinēns pertinent- present participle of pertinēre to pertain pertain
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From French, from Latin pertinens, present participle of pertinere (“to extend, stretch out, belong, relate, pertain, have concern"), from per (“through") + tenere (“to hold").
    From Wiktionary