The quality of being relevant or fit is used
- relevance by virtue to be relevant into the matter accessible
- The quality of being applicable or healthy to-be applied.
1650s, from relevant + -ity.
(n.) The quality of becoming relevant or fit is applied.
The view that instinct is the hereditarily fixed result of habit derived from experience long dominated all inquiry into the subject, but we may now expect to see a renewed and careful study of animal instincts carried out with the view of testing the applicability to each instance of the pure Darwinian theory without the aid of Lamarckism.