adjective /ˈpɜːrtnənt/
  1. appropriate to a particular situation SYNONYM relevant
    • a pertinent question/fact
    • (pertinent to something) Please keep your comments pertinent to the topic under discussion.
    • These examples are directly pertinent to the question asked.
    • His second question was particularly pertinent.
    • I reminded him of a few pertinent facts.
Origin: late Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin pertinent- ‘having reference to’, from the verb pertinere ‘extend to, have reference to’, from per- ‘through’ + tenere ‘to hold’.

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