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Related to germane: temporize, ramify, pugnaciously

ger·mane

 (jər-mān′)
adj.
Related to a matter at hand, especially to a subject under discussion. See Synonyms at relevant.

[Middle English germain, having the same parents, closely connected; see german2.]

ger·mane′ly adv.

germane

(dʒɜːˈmeɪn)
adj
(usually foll by: to) related (to the topic being considered); akin; relevant: an idea germane to the conversation.
[variant of german2]
gerˈmanely adv
gerˈmaneness n

ger•mane

(dʒərˈmeɪn)

adj.
1. closely or significantly related; relevant; pertinent: points germane to the subject.
2. Obs. closely related.
[1250–1300; < Old French germain; see german]
ger•mane′ly, adv.
ger•mane′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.germane - relevant and appropriate; "he asks questions that are germane and central to the issue"
relevant - 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"

germane

adjective relevant, related, significant, appropriate, fitting, material, allied, connected, suitable, proper, apt, applicable, pertinent, apposite, apropos, cognate, to the point or purpose the suppression of documents which were germane to the case
foreign, irrelevant, inappropriate, unrelated, immaterial, extraneous

germane

adjective
Related to the matter at hand:
Idiom: to the point.
Translations
asiaankuuluvaolennainenrelevantti

germane

[dʒɜːˈmeɪn] ADJ (frm) (= relevant) that's not germane to the discussioneso no atañe a la discusión
the remark is not germaneel comentario no viene al caso

germane

[dʒɜːrˈmeɪn] adj (formal) germane to → se rapportant à

germane

adj (form)von Belang (geh)(to für)

germane

[dʒɜːˈmeɪn] adj (frm) to be germane to sthessere attinente a qc
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But, combined with them, were intellectual troubles which are indeed germane.
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He, too, growled, savagely, terribly, voicing the fear that is to life germane and that lies twisted about life's deepest roots.
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According to the CLT, instruction should be designed to reduce the extraneous cognitive load and increase the germane cognitive load, because learners' working-memory space is limited (Sweller, van Merrienboer, & Paas, 1998).
Wade, the famous Supreme Court decision guaranteeing a woman's constitutional right to make decisions about her body, isn't germane to a discussion of a bill that would severely limit a woman's right to make such decisions.
Supreme Court has held that individuals covered by a collective-bargaining agreement containing a union security clause may not be required to join the union and may only be required to pay that percentage of full union dues and fees that are germane to the collective bargaining process.
The germaneness doctrine may apply where (1) the taxpayer files a formal claim within the limitation period, making a specific claim, and (2) after the limitation period, but while the IRS still has jurisdiction over the claim, the taxpayer files a formal amendment raising a new legal theory (not specifically raised in the original claim) that is germane to the original claim.
The purpose of requiring the amended claim to be germane to the original claim is to prevent surprise and to give the IRS adequate notice of the nature of the claim (Parker Hannifin Corp.
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