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

 per·ti·nent /ˈpɝtṇənt, ˈpɚ/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Per·ti·nent a.
 1. Belonging or related to the subject or matter in hand; fit or appropriate in any way; adapted to the end proposed; apposite; material; relevant; as, pertinent illustrations or arguments; pertinent evidence.
 2. Regarding; concerning; belonging; pertaining. [R.] Pertinent unto faith.”
 Syn: -- Apposite; relevant; suitable; appropriate; fit.
  -- Per*ti*nent*ly, adv. -- Per*ti*nent*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: having precise or logical relevance to the matter at hand;
             "a list of articles pertinent to the discussion";
             "remarks that were to the point" [syn: to the
      2: being of striking appropriateness and pertinence; "the
         successful copywriter is a master of apposite and
         evocative verbal images"; "an apt reply" [syn: apposite,
          appropriate, apt]