Part of speech: adjective

Appropriate; pertinent.

Part of speech: adjective

Akin; german.

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Usage examples "germane":

  1. Mr Edward Newman, while guarding the subject with a philosophical caveat, furnishes his readers with the following highly interesting and germane statement:- 1st, My late lamented friend, William Christy, jun. - "The Romance of Natural History, Second Series", Philip Henry Gosse.
  2. That masculine vigour and manly persistence under difficulty in maintaining what he believes to be right and true is not germane to the Hindu character. - "India’s Problem Krishna or Christ", John P. Jones.
  3. In conversation he was abrupt and somewhat peculiar, apparently regarding all other talk than that relating to mechanics and germane subjects as a waste of words. - "Inventors", Philip Gengembre Hubert.