Search Result for "pertinent":
1. having precise or logical relevance to the matter at hand;
- Example: "a list of articles pertinent to the discussion"
- Example: "remarks that were to the point"
2. being of striking appropriateness and pertinence;
- Example: "the successful copywriter is a master of apposite and evocative verbal images"
- Example: "an apt reply"
[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. [1913 Webster] 2. Regarding; concerning; belonging; pertaining. [R.] "Pertinent unto faith." --Hooker. [1913 Webster] Syn: Apposite; relevant; suitable; appropriate; fit. [1913 Webster] -- Per"ti*nent*ly, adv. -- Per"ti*nent*ness, n. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
pertinent 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, pertinent]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 purposeBouvier'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.