Meaning of “relevance” in the English Dictionary

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"relevance" in British English

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relevancenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈrel.ə.vəns/ us /ˈrel.ə.vəns/ also relevancy,

C1 the degree to which something is related or useful to what is happening or being talked about:

What relevance does that point have to the discussion?

More examples

  • I understand what you are saying but I don't understand the relevance to this discussion.
  • The relevance of this novel to the current situation is striking.
  • And what is the relevance of his claims to this matter?
  • This issue has no relevance to the matter in hand.
  • His teachings are of great relevance to modern life.

(Definition of “relevance” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)