germane

 , relevant, material
 Germane and relevant are synonymous.
 Both indicate a pertinence to the matter under discussion. Material has the additional connotation of being necessary. A material point is one without which an argument would be incomplete. A germane or relevant point will be worth noting but may not be essential to the argument.
 Germany was partitioned into East Germany (Deutsche Demokratische Republik), with its capital in East Berlin, and West

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  • Germane — Général Nom IUPAC tétrahydrure de germanium Synonymes Hydrure de ger …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Germane — Ger*mane , a. [See {German} akin, nearly related.] Literally, near akin; hence, closely allied; appropriate or fitting; relevant. [1913 Webster] The phrase would be more germane to the matter. Shak. [1913 Webster] [An amendment] must be germane.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • germane — I adjective accordant, ad fin is, affinitive, allied, applicable, applying to, apposite, appropriate, appurtenant, apropos, apt, associated, bearing upon, belonging to, cognate, concerning, congruent, congruous, connected, correlated,… …   Law dictionary

  • germane — mid 14c., having the same parents, derived from GERMAN (Cf. german) (1); Cf. human/humane, urban/urbane. Main modern sense of closely connected, relevant (c.1600) derives from use in Hamlet Act V, Scene ii: The phrase would bee more Germaine to… …   Etymology dictionary

  • germane — *relevant, pertinent, material, apposite, applicable, apropos Analogous words: appropriate, fitting, apt, happy, felicitous (see FIT): akin, analogous, comparable, parallel (see LIKE): *related, allied, cognate, kindred Antonyms: foreign… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • germane — [adj] appropriate ad rem, akin, allied, applicable, applicative, applicatory, apposite, apropos, apt, cognate, connected, fitting, kindred, kosher*, legit*, material, on target*, on the button*, on the nose*, pertinent, proper, related, relating …   New thesaurus

  • germane — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relevant to a subject under consideration. ORIGIN Latin germanus genuine, of the same parents …   English terms dictionary

  • germane — [jər mān′] adj. [var. of GERMAN] 1. truly relevant; pertinent; to the point 2. Obs. akin; german SYN. RELEVANT …   English World dictionary

  • Germane — Germanium tetrahydride …   Wikipedia

  • germane — adj. germane to (germane to the discussion) * * * [dʒɜː meɪn] germane to (germane to the discussion) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • germane — ger|mane [dʒə:ˈmeın US dʒə:r ] adj formal [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: germanus having the same parents , from germen; GERM] an idea, remark etc that is germane to something is related to it in an important and suitable way = ↑relevant… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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