[ jer-meyn ]
/ dʒərˈmeɪn /
closely or significantly related; relevant; pertinent: Please keep your statements germane to the issue.
Obsolete. closely related.
Words nearby germane
Origin of germane
variant of german
OTHER WORDS FROM germaneger·mane·ly, adverbger·mane·ness, nounnon·ger·mane, adjectiveun·ger·mane, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for non-germane
/ (dʒɜːˈmeɪn) /
(postpositive usually foll by to) related (to the topic being considered); akin; relevantan idea germane to the conversation
Derived forms of germanegermanely, adverbgermaneness, noun
Word Origin for germane
variant of german ²
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