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Borrowed from French pertinent, 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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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpəːtɪnənt/
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pertinent (comparative more pertinent, superlative most pertinent)

  1. important with regard to (a subject or matter); relevant
    • 1992, Rudolf M[athias] Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, New York, N.Y.: Columbia University Press, →ISBN, page viii:
      Fourthly, I have made an effort to call the attention of the reader to the pertinent literature.

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin pertinens, pertinentem.

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

  1. pertinent; relevant
  2. judicious; justified

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