WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
per•ti•nent /ˈpɜrtənənt/USA pronunciation adj.WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- pertaining to the matter being considered;
per•ti•nent (pûr′tn ənt),USA pronunciation adj.
- pertaining or relating directly and significantly to the matter at hand;
- Latin pertinent- (stem of pertinēns), present participle of pertinēre to pertain; see -ent
- Middle English 1350–1400
- appropriate, fitting, fit, suitable, applicable. See apt.
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