per·ti·nence /ˈpɝtṇən(t)s, ˈpɚ/
Per·ti·nence Per·ti·nen·cy n. The quality or state of being pertinent; justness of relation to the subject or matter in hand; fitness; appositeness; relevancy; suitableness.
The fitness and pertinency of the apostle's discourse. --Bentley.
n : relevance by virtue of being applicable to the matter at
hand [syn: applicability, pertinency] [ant: inapplicability]