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pertinent

adjective uk   /ˈpɜː.tɪ.nənt/ us    /ˈpɝː.tən.ənt/ formal
relating directly to the subject being considered: a pertinent question/remark Chapter One is pertinent to the post-war period. Note: The opposite is irrelevant. Do not confuse with impertinent (= rude).
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