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Definition of "germane" []

  • Being both pertinent and fitting. See Synonyms at relevant. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "germane" in a sentence
  • "Most germane is its inclusion of uncertainty in any interpretation of reality and the facts."
  • "By defining the McCain 'culture war' attacks as 'lies,' the Obama camp deflected those points and stepped immediately into the act of re-stating their opening 'hope' frame in new terms germane to the moment: 'solve real problems'"
  • "And there is another part which is certainly not less ridiculous, but being a trade in learning must be called by some name germane to the matter?"