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germane

[ jer-meyn ]
/ dʒərˈmeɪn /
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adjective

closely or significantly related; relevant; pertinent: Please keep your statements germane to the issue.
Obsolete. closely related.

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Origin of germane

Variant of german

OTHER WORDS FROM germane

ger·mane·ly, adverbger·mane·ness, nounnon·ger·mane, adjectiveun·ger·mane, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for germane

germane
/ (dʒɜːˈmeɪn) /

adjective

(postpositive usually foll by to) related (to the topic being considered); akin; relevantan idea germane to the conversation

Derived forms of germane

germanely, adverbgermaneness, noun

Word Origin for germane

variant of german ²
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