Something is relevant if it's appropriate or connected to the matter at hand. Relevant things are helpful and on point.

Relevant things are appropriate and make sense at that particular time. In the middle of history class, your teacher loves to get relevant questions: questions that have to do with the material. The teacher won't be thrilled to get a question about math: that's not relevant. You can also say a song or movie is relevant if it's connected to current events or issues people are talking about. When something is relevant, it just fits what is happening.

Definitions of relevant
  1. adjective
    having a bearing on or connection with the subject at issue
    “the scientist corresponds with colleagues in order to learn about matters relevant to her own research”
    capable of being applied; having relevance
    relevant and appropriate
    having precise or logical relevance to the matter at hand
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    having no bearing on or connection with the subject at issue
    digressive, tangential
    of superficial relevance if any
    extraneous, immaterial, impertinent, orthogonal
    not pertinent to the matter under consideration
    inapplicable, unsuitable
    not capable of being applied
    of no legal significance (as having been previously decided)
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