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pertinent

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From French, from Latin pertinens, present participle of pertinere (to extend, stretch out, belong, relate, pertain, have concern), from per (through) + tenere (to hold).

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pertinent (comparative more pertinent, superlative most pertinent)

  1. important with regard to (a subject or matter); relevant
    • 1992, Rudolf M. Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, page viii
      Fourthly, I have made an effort to call the attention of the reader to the pertinent literature.

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pertinent m (feminine pertinente, masculine plural pertinents, feminine plural pertinentes)

  1. pertinent; relevant

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pertinent

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of pertineō