Correct spelling, explanation: relevant comes from a Latin root word relevare; in the process of adjusting it to English, it has lost the typical Latin ending are, which changed to a more English-sounding -ant. In this way, the word relevant stayed as similar to its predecessor as possible and is now a correct English word.
Definition of relevant:
1. Significant in connection to a topic or situation at hand
He had written a paper that a few years later became very relevant in his field of work.
2. Appropriate, or fitting in the situation
Even though the movie is old it’s still relevant now, as it tackles universal issues.
Incorrect spelling, explanation: the word relevant comes from Latin relevare, which is one reason why relevent is not correct – another reason lies in the pronunciation, as the vent would be read completely different, and it would no longer resemble the spelling with an a.
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