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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 per·ti·nence /ˈpɝtṇən(t)s, ˈpɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : relevance by virtue of being applicable to the matter at
          hand [syn: applicability, pertinency] [ant: inapplicability]