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adjective & adverbformal
Relevant to what is being done or discussed at the time.
suitable, proper, fitting, aptView synonyms
- ‘They are all opposed to argumentum ad rem (i e., to the point).’
- ‘If you have no argument ad rem, and none either ad hominem, you can make one ad auditores; that is to say, you can start some invalid objection, which, however, only an expert sees to be invalid.’
Late 16th century: Latin, literally ‘to the matter’.
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