Relevancy vs Suitable - What's the difference?

relevancy | suitable |


As a noun relevancy

is (legal|scotland) sufficieny (of a statement, claim etc) to carry weight in law; legal pertinence.

As an adjective suitable is

having sufficient or the required properties for a certain purpose or task; appropriate to a certain occasion.

relevancy

Noun

  • (legal, Scotland) Sufficieny (of a statement, claim etc.) to carry weight in law; legal pertinence.
  • (uncountable) The degree to which a thing is relevant; relevance, applicability.
  • *1842 , (Edgar Allan Poe), ‘The Myster of Marie Rogêt’:
  • *:It is the malpractice of the courts to confine evidence and discussion to the bounds of apparent relevancy .
  • (countable) A relevant thing.
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  • Usage notes

    * In contemporary usage (relevance) is about 20 times more common in the US (COCA) and about 50 times more common in the UK (BNC) than this term.

    Antonyms

    * irrelevancy

    suitable

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Having sufficient or the required properties for a certain purpose or task; appropriate to a certain occasion.
  • Synonyms

    * fit for purpose (British) * up to standard (British)

    Antonyms

    * unsuitable

    Derived terms

    * suitability

    See also

    * fit * meet * appropriate * apt * pertinent * seemly * eligible * consonant * corresponding * congruous