Definition of pertinence in US English:

pertinence

noun

  • See pertinent

    • ‘This message has particular pertinence for South Africa right now.’
    • ‘They might have held some pertinence had the mood of the town been more powerfully evoked.’
    • ‘For musicians, there is now a sense of relevance and pertinence to their voice that has been vacant for nearly thirty years.’
    • ‘This concern reflects the pertinence of these issues to student life.’
    • ‘Yet, my belief remained firm and incontestable about the pertinence of the idiom ‘Honesty is the best policy’.’

Pronunciation

pertinence

/ˈpərtnəns//ˈpərtnəns/