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RELEVANCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does relevance mean? 

RELEVANCE (noun)
  The noun RELEVANCE has 1 sense:

1. the relation of something to the matter at hand

  Familiarity information: RELEVANCE used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


RELEVANCE (noun)


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Meaning:

The relation of something to the matter at hand

Classified under:

Nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas

Synonyms:

relevance; relevancy

Hypernyms ("relevance" is a kind of...):

connectedness; connection; connexion (a relation between things or events (as in the case of one causing the other or sharing features with it))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "relevance"):

materiality (relevance requiring careful consideration)

cogency (persuasive relevance)

point (a style in speech or writing that arrests attention and has a penetrating or convincing quality or effect)

applicability; pertinence; pertinency (relevance by virtue of being applicable to the matter at hand)

Antonym:

irrelevance (the lack of a relation of something to the matter at hand)


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