Hypertext Webster Gateway: "pertinent"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

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. --
{Per"ti*nent*ly}, adv. -- {Per"ti*nent*ness}, n.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

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" [syn: {to the
2: being of striking appropriateness and pertinence; "the
successful copywriter is a master of apposite and
evocative verbal images"; "an apt reply" [syn: {apposite},
{appropriate}, {apt}]

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