2. [syn: apposite, apt, pertinent]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Pertinent \Per"ti*nent\, a. [L. pertinens, -entis, p. pr. of
pertinere: cf. F. pertinent. See Pertain.]
1. Belonging or related to the subject or matter in hand; fit
or appropriate in any way; adapted to the end proposed;
apposite; material; relevant; as, pertinent illustrations
or arguments; pertinent evidence.
2. Regarding; concerning; belonging; pertaining. [R.]
"Pertinent unto faith." --Hooker.
Syn: Apposite; relevant; suitable; appropriate; fit.
[1913 Webster] -- Per"ti*nent*ly, adv. --
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: having precise or logical relevance to the matter at
hand; "a list of articles pertinent to the discussion";
"remarks that were to the point"
2: being of striking appropriateness and pertinence; "the
successful copywriter is a master of apposite and evocative
verbal images"; "an apt reply" [syn: apposite, apt,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
39 Moby Thesaurus words for "pertinent":
a propos, ad rem, admissible, affinitive, appertaining, applicable,
applying, apposite, appropriate, apropos, apt, associative,
belonging, comparable, comparative, congenial, connective,
correlative, en rapport, fitting, germane, in point, involving,
linking, material, pertaining, proportionable, proportional,
proportionate, referable, referring, relating, relational,
relative, relevant, suitable, sympathetic, to the point,
to the purpose
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
PERTINENT, evidence. Those facts which tend to prove the allegations of the
party offering them, are called pertinent; those which have no such tendency
are called impertinent, 8 Toull. n. 22. By pertinent is also meant that
which belongs. Willes, 319.