Correct spelling, explanation: if you track the word back to its roots, you’ll see the Latin word relevare, which is very similar to the current form of the word. The spelling changed slightly, but most of the word stayed as it was, meaning that relevant is still the only relevant correct version of this word.
Definition of relevant:
1. Actual or meaningful in connection to a given topic or situation
In my opinion, politics shouldn’t be relevant when we’re just discussing sports.
2. Fitting or applicable to the situation/occasion/time;
When you fall ill, you need to quickly contact a relevant specialist to start treatment.
Incorrect spelling, explanation: when you really think about it and about the pronunciation of the word relevant, you can see that relevent would suggest a different pronunciation. This is one reason – the other is that the word has its roots in Latin relevare, which clearly dictates the correct spelling with a.
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