germane


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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
References in classic literature ?
But, combined with them, were intellectual troubles which are indeed germane.
"Don't be surprised at that," returned the musician; "for with the callow poets of our day the way is for every one to write as he pleases and pilfer where he chooses, whether it be germane to the matter or not, and now-a-days there is no piece of silliness they can sing or write that is not set down to poetic licence."
It is the primitive strength, it is the strength that is to life germane, it is the strength that is stronger than wealth, and that wealth cannot take away.
He, too, growled, savagely, terribly, voicing the fear that is to life germane and that lies twisted about life's deepest roots.
The bylaws are clear that the board need only consider factors 'where germane.' Nevertheless, the board did not find that the other factors were not germane, a question on which we express no opinion, and the perfunctory nature of its decision leaves us with no confidence that this, as opposed to its failure to consider them, is the reason why the other factors were not addressed.
These expenditures are considered to be germane to the collective-bargaining process and must be paid for by all individuals working under MNA contracts containing union security clause language.
When it is read on the floor, we will look at it whether the explanation given by the executive on the purchase of the 12 aircraft is germane.
Kerry O'Brien, CEO and President of Germane Systems commented, "As a provider of ruggedized technology products to both public and private sectors, we believe it is our social responsibility to ensure our personnel, customers, and the environment are protected by conscious efforts that minimize and/or eliminate the impact of hazardous materials.
A "methodology" which uses steel tools to tear apart a well-developed unborn child, limb from limb, until she bleeds to death, is not "germane."
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).
They ruled that current Texas abortion restrictions aren't germane to a discussion of a bill containing new abortion restrictions.
In a statement published at the end of an emergency meeting held on Monday night, the MDS recalls that Ban Ki-Moon had promised during this phone conversation that the world body will not make any change in the MINURSO mandate, stressing that any change will negate Morocco's efforts in this issue, mainly the respect of germane international decisions and the proposal to grant autonomy to the southern provinces, which was welcomed by the international community.