• (British) IPA: /ˈpəːtɪnənt/


  1. important with regard to (a subject or matter); relevant
    • 1992, Rudolf M[athias] Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, New York, N.Y.: Columbia University Press, →ISBN, page viii:
      Fourthly, I have made an effort to call the attention of the reader to the pertinent literature.
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